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Definition of "colophon" []

  • An inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about its publication. (noun)
  • A publisher's emblem or trademark placed usually on the title page of a book. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "colophon" in a sentence
  • "The colophon is numbered (50 copies) and signed by Robert Reid."
  • "As, however, the colophon is unmistakably clear as to date, and as that date is but two years subsequent to the events narrated in the poem, we may at least assume that the papyrus is a contemporary document."
  • "Bantam Books is a registered trademark of Random House, Inc., and the colophon is a trademark of Random House,"