Definition of colophon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒləfən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləfən//
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the name or symbol of a publisher which is printed on a book Word Origin early 17th cent. (denoting a finishing touch): via late Latin from Greek kolophōn ‘summit or finishing touch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colophon