journal

[jur-nl]

noun

verb (used without object)

to write self-examining or reflective journal entries, especially in school or as part of psychotherapy: Students should journal as part of a portfolio assessment program.

Origin of journal

1325–75; Middle English < Old French journal daily (adj. and noun) < Late Latin diurnālis diurnal
Related formsjour·nal·ar·y, adjectivejour·nal·ish, adjective
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journal

noun

a newspaper or periodical
a book in which a daily record of happenings, etc, is kept
an official record of the proceedings of a legislative body
accounting
  1. Also called: Book of Original Entryone of several books in which transactions are initially recorded to facilitate subsequent entry in the ledger
  2. another name for daybook
the part of a shaft or axle in contact with or enclosed by a bearing
a plain cylindrical bearing to support a shaft or axle

Word Origin for journal

C14: from Old French: daily, from Latin diurnālis; see diurnal
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Word Origin and History for journal
n.

mid-14c., "book of church services," from Anglo-French jurnal "a day," from Old French jornel, "day, time; day's work," noun use of adjective meaning "daily," from Late Latin diurnalis "daily" (see diurnal). Meaning "book for inventories and daily accounts" is late 15c.; that of "personal diary" is c.1600, from a sense found in French. Meaning "daily publication" is from 1728.

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