- 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.
Origin of edition
Related Words for editionpublication, volume, program, version, release, copy, impression, printing, number, imprint, reissue, reprint
Examples from the Web for edition
Contemporary Examples of edition
She reportedly also had a book collection worth more than €20 million, including a first edition of Don Quixote from 1605.Adiós to the Diva Duchess
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 20, 2014
The total number of articles was 30 million, with 4.4 million in the English-language edition.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
The Biggest Loser is back for its 16th season, with its “Comeback Canyon” edition featuring former athletes.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever
September 26, 2014
The News of the World, founded in 1843, was replaced by a Sunday edition of the Sun.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
One of the hottest tickets at the 2014 edition of Comic-Con, the annual nerd mecca in San Diego, was the Marvel presentation.‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Unmasked: Robert Downey Jr. and Co. Speak at Comic-Con
July 27, 2014
Historical Examples of edition
This etext was prepared from the original 1821 edition and the 1948 edition.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
The second edition appeared in 1674, the year of the author's death.De Libris: Prose and Verse
But for first-class highwaymen yarns, this other edition is the best.In the Midst of Alarms
This text is a corrected version of the fourth edition of Harrison and Sharp in its entirety.Beowulf
They were first published with the Maxims in an edition by Gabriel Brotier.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
- 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 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)
- an issue of a work identified by its formata leather-bound edition of Shakespeare
- 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
- (tr) to produce multiple copies of (an original work of art)
Word Origin for edition
early 15c., "version, translation, a form of a literary work;" 1550s, "act of publishing," from French édition or directly from Latin editionem (nominative editio) "a bringing forth, producing," also "a statement, account," from past participle stem of edere "bring forth, produce," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -dere, comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). "It is awkward to speak of, e.g. 'The second edition of Campbell's edition of Plato's "Theætetus"'; but existing usage affords no satisfactory substitute for this inconvenient mode of expression" [OED].