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



    BrE BrE//ɪˈdɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈdɪʃn//
    Radio broadcasting
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  1. 1  the form in which a book is published a paperback/hardback edition She collects first editions of Victorian novels. the online edition of ‘The Guardian’
  2. 2  a particular newspaper or magazine, or radio or television programme, especially one in a regular series Tonight's edition of ‘Panorama’ looks at unemployment. The story was in Tuesday's edition of ‘The New York Times’. See related entries: Radio broadcasting
  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 ninth edition. The article appeared in the evening edition of ‘The Mercury’. see also limited edition compare impression (7)
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from French édition, from Latin editio(n-), from edere ‘put out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + dare ‘give’.Extra examples Later editions had a glossary. The book appeared in a limited edition of 3 000. The encyclopedia will shortly be out in a revised edition. The first edition of the newspaper appeared in 1859. The passionate collector will go for early editions. The story made it into the evening edition of the newspaper. There will be a live edition of the show tomorrow night. They have brought out an abridged edition of the encyclopedia. This edition features a new section on Chinese cooking. a bookshop that specializes in rare first editions a critical edition of Shakespeare’s plays a facsimile edition of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary of 1755 the November edition of ‘Vogue’ The story was in Tuesday’s edition of ‘The New York Times’. Tonight’s edition of ‘Panorama’ looks at unemployment.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: edition