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edition

[ ih-dish-uhn ]
/ ɪˈdɪʃ ən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of edition

1545–55; (<Middle French ) <Latin ēditiōn- (stem of ēditiō) publication, equivalent to ēdit(us) (past participle of ēdere;see edit) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM edition

pre·e·di·tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH edition

addition, edition
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How to use edition in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for edition

edition
/ (ɪˈdɪʃən) /

noun
printing
  1. the entire number of copies of a book, newspaper, or other publication printed at one time from a single setting of type
  2. a single copy from this numbera first edition; the evening edition
one of a number of printings of a book or other publication, issued at separate times with alterations, amendments, etcCompare impression (def. 6)
  1. an issue of a work identified by its formata leather-bound edition of Shakespeare
  2. an issue of a work identified by its editor or publisherthe Oxford edition of Shakespeare
a particular instance of a television or radio programme broadcast
verb
(tr) to produce multiple copies of (an original work of art)

Word Origin for edition

C16: from Latin ēditiō a bringing forth, publishing, from ēdere to give out; see editor
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