edition

[ ih-dish-uh n ]
/ ɪˈdɪʃ ən /

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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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

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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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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