Definition of Edition

1. Noun. The form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published.

Generic synonyms: Impression, Printing
Specialized synonyms: Limited Edition, Variorum, Variorum Edition

2. Noun. All of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time. "They issued a limited edition of Bach recordings"
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping

3. Noun. An issue of a newspaper. "He read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"
Generic synonyms: Issue, Number
Specialized synonyms: Extra

4. Noun. Something a little different from others of the same type. "The boy is a younger edition of his father"
Exact synonyms: Variant, Variation, Version
Generic synonyms: Type
Derivative terms: Variant, Vary, Vary

Definition of Edition

1. n. A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner; as, a good edition of Chaucer; Chalmers' edition of Shakespeare.

Definition of Edition

1. Noun. A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner. ¹

2. Noun. The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time; as, the first edition was soon sold. ¹

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Definition of Edition

1. a particular series of printed material [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Edition

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Literary usage of Edition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"Its first German edition did not appear until May, 1885, almost 18 years after the ... When the second German edition of volume II appeared, in July, 1893, ..."

2. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
"PREFACE TO TWELFTH edition. Collier on Bankruptcy was the pioneer work on the ... The last edition was published over three years ago, during which time ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"College, NY Fifth edition, thoroughly revised and much improved. ... Second American, from the Third and revised English edition, with about 50 ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"ASSISTED BY OVER ONE THOUSAND CONTRIBUTORS The first twenty-four volumes of the New Werner edition contain thirty-one new and later articles, ..."

5. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by William Carew Hazlitt, Robert Dodsley (1874)
"Waley's edition appeared probably about the year 1554, and has a woodcut on the ... Another edition was printed by Copland, and has also a woodcut on the ..."

6. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"IN the first edition of this work, not expecting that success which the Lord, ... Nor did I attempt this only in the second edition; but in every succeeding ..."

7. The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, John Hawkins (1808)
"IN consequence of the death' of the former editor, since tbe publication of- the fourth edition of this work iw, the revision of the present has devolved ..."

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