containing different versions of the text by various editors: a variorum edition of Shakespeare.
containing many notes and commentaries by a number of scholars or critics: a variorum text of Cicero.
a variorum edition or text.
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How to use variorum in a sentence
Boswell's Malone, the "third variorum" edition, is generally considered the best.Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson | Thomas Babington Macaulay
It occurs in several later miscellanies; and in the variorum translation of Anacreon published at Oxford in 1683.Speculum Amantis | Various
Unwed, unfancied, ware of wiles, they fingerponder nightly each his variorum edition of The Taming of the Shrew.Ulysses | James Joyce
The affray was repeatedly mentioned in Parliament, where the changes rung upon it produced quite a variorum edition of horrors.Bits of Blarney | R. Shelton Mackenzie
This edition, now in progress, and Malone's variorum edition of 1821, are the most valuable in furnishing information.Tragedy | Ashley H. Thorndike
British Dictionary definitions for variorum
containing notes by various scholars or critics or various versions of the text: a variorum edition
an edition or text of this kind
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