Journal definition

jûrnəl
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A daily newspaper.
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A newspaper.
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A record of the transactions of a legislature, club, etc.
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To keep a journal.
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See log and blog.
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A book of original entry in a double-entry system, listing all transactions and indicating the accounts to which they belong.
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The definition of journal is a diary you keep of daily events or of your thoughts or a publication dealing with a specific industry or field.

An example of a journal is a diary in which you write about what happens to you and what you are thinking.

An example of a journal is the New England Journal of Medicine, in which new studies are published that are relevant to doctors and medicine.

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A daybook.
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Any newspaper or periodical, as one dealing with scientific or professional matters.
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(mech.) The part of a rotary axle or shaft that turns in a bearing.
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The part of a machine shaft or axle supported by a bearing.
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An official record of daily proceedings, as of a legislative body.
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(nautical) A ship's log.
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A collection of one's thoughts or observations, written over time as on a particular topic or as a creative exercise.
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A book of original entry, used in the double-entry system, for recording all transactions, in the order in which they occur, with an indication of the special accounts to which they belong.
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(obsolete) Daily.
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A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.
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A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.
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(engineering) The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.
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(computing) A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.
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To archive or record something.
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A periodical presenting articles on a particular subject.

A medical journal.

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A personal record of occurrences, experiences, and reflections kept on a regular basis; a diary.
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A daily record of happenings, as a diary.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
journal
Plural:
journals

Origin of journal

  • Middle English breviary from Old French daily, breviary from Late Latin diurnālis daily diurnal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French journal (“daily”), from Latin diurnālis, from diurnus (“of the day”), from diēs (“day”). Cognate with diurnal.

    From Wiktionary