one of a series of printings of the same book, newspaper, etc., each issued at a different time and differing from another by alterations, additions, etc. (distinguished from impression).
the format in which a literary work is published: a one-volume edition of Shakespeare.
the whole number of impressions or copies of a book, newspaper, etc., printed from one set of type at one time.
a version of anything, printed or not, presented to the public: the newest edition of a popular musical revue.
- pre·e·di·tion, noun
- addition, edition
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How to use edition in a sentence
A limited edition export stout known as the Indra Kunindra came to wash it down.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree | Rich Goldstein | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the back cover of the first paperback edition we get a glimpse of the media buzz.
She reportedly also had a book collection worth more than €20 million, including a first edition of Don Quixote from 1605.
If the new edition of Mary Landrieu shows up in the Senate, the Republicans win either way.Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration? | Doug McIntyre | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With only 7,500 sets created, this limited edition 41-DVD box set is available on November 11, 2014 for an SRP of $349.98.
In the early sixties a cheap edition appeared, and cheap editions were rare things then.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
A copy of Tendall's testament sold at Oxford for 20 guineas, supposed to be the only copy of that edition unburned by Tonstall.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
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At all events, they are not to be found in the second edition of Christabel , nor in any subsequent edition.
It is the last edition (Paris, 1840), and purports to be "augmente d'un examen critique et des preuves positives," &c.
British Dictionary definitions for edition
the entire number of copies of a book, newspaper, or other publication printed at one time from a single setting of type
a single copy from this number: a first edition; the evening edition
one of a number of printings of a book or other publication, issued at separate times with alterations, amendments, etc: Compare impression (def. 6)
an issue of a work identified by its format: a leather-bound edition of Shakespeare
an issue of a work identified by its editor or publisher: the Oxford edition of Shakespeare
a particular instance of a television or radio programme broadcast
(tr) to produce multiple copies of (an original work of art)
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