American English

Definition of edition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the form in which a book is published a paperback/hardcover edition She collects first editions of famous children's books. the electronic edition of “Newsweek”
  2. 2a particular newspaper or magazine, or radio or television program, especially one in a regular series Tonight's edition of “Nightline“ looks at unemployment. The story was in Tuesday's edition of “The New York Times.”
  3. 3(abbreviation ed.) the total number of copies of a book, newspaper, or magazine, etc. published at one time The dictionary is now in its sixth edition. The article appeared in the evening edition of the “Tribune.” see also limited edition compare impression
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: edition