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Definition of "edition" []

  • The entire number of copies of a publication issued at one time or from a single set of type. (noun)
  • A single copy from this group. (noun)
  • The form in which a publication is issued: a paperback edition of a novel; an annotated edition of Shakespeare. (noun)
  • A version of an earlier publication having substantial changes or additions: a newly revised edition of a standard reference work. (noun)
  • All the copies of a specified issue of a newspaper: the morning edition; the Sunday edition. (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 "edition" in a sentence
  • "I am acquainted with the Bodleian copy of the original edition of this rare work; but I wish to put the Query -- Where is a copy of the _counterfeit edition_ of Serpilius to be seen, either with its original title-page, or as it appeared afterwards, when the mask was thrown off?"
  • "•£atw edition of Bailey's Dictionary, and not in the folio, piibitibui. either by him or Scott; for we are informed, that many perfons who have the latter (and naturally fappoiing that it contained ail that was* in the former) have fearched for tbofe words in vain in that edition* and have been led to imagine, that the Reviewer was no; fo accuraJA in his autbotity as he ought to have been."
  • "We sold our first edition of five million copies inside of three months, and got out another edition of two million, and a specially illustrated holiday edition and an _edition de luxe_, and "The"