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



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɜːnl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɜːrnl//
    Types of text, The press
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  1. 1a newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject or profession a scientific/trade journal the British Medical Journal See related entries: Types of text, The press
  2. 2used in the title of some newspapers the Wall Street Journal See related entries: The press
  3. 3a written record of the things you do, see, etc. every day He kept a journal of his travels across Asia. compare diary
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (originally denoting a book containing the appointed times of daily prayers): from Old French jurnal, from late Latin diurnalis, from Latin diurnus ‘daily’, from dies ‘day’.Extra examples He founded a new literary journal in 1831. He wrote a journal of his travels. Her journal entry for that day describes a thunder storm. It’s the official journal of the Medical Foundation. Lady Franklin kept a daily journal of the voyage. Please send me two copies of your new journal. She subscribes to quite a few academic journals. The Captain later published his journals. The events are all recorded in her journal. The journal comes out five times a year. The paper was published in an obscure medical journal. The results of the study were published in a respected peer-reviewed journal. an academic journal devoted to military history an academic who writes for specialist journals an article in a medical journal the British Journal of Geology the house journal of Southern Gas the house journal of the South Western Gas Board ‘I think we’re being bugged’, he wrote in his journal. He noted in his journal that his wife was looking pale and tired. Queen Victoria’s journal is regarded as an important historical record. She kept a journal of her travels in Asia. She made a special entry in her journal about the rioting on the streets. Trade journals are excellent sources of information about industry trends.
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