What does edition mean?

Definitions for editionɪˈdɪʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word edition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edition(noun)

    the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published

  2. edition(noun)

    all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time

    "the first edition appeared in 1920"; "it was too late for the morning edition"; "they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings"

  3. edition(noun)

    an issue of a newspaper

    "he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"

  4. version, variant, variation, edition(noun)

    something a little different from others of the same type

    "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "a variant of the same word"; "an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father"


  1. edition(Noun)

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

  2. edition(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: editio, from edere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edition(noun)

    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

  2. Edition(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [L. editio, fr. edere to publish; cf. F. dition. See Edit.]


  1. Edition

    In printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate, usually at the same time. This is the meaning covered by this article. This may be a limited edition, with a fixed number of impressions produced on the understanding that no further impressions will be produced later, or an open edition limited only by the number that can be sold or produced before the plate wears. Most modern artists produce only limited editions, normally signed by the artist in pencil, and numbered as say 67/100 to show the unique number of that impression and the total edition size.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'edition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3756

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'edition' in Nouns Frequency: #1319


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edition in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Remy Cordonnier:

    We looked deeper and we realized quickly that it was not a common edition.

  2. Tim Cook:

    The Apple Watch Edition is the most beautiful expression of the Apple Watch.

  3. Police Chief Ronald Hess:

    They did have the boxes from the stores that were having the limited-edition sales.

  4. Renald Luzier:

    Finishing each edition is torture because the others are gone. Spending sleepless nights summoning the dead, wondering what Charb, Cabu, Honore Tignous would have done is exhausting.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    I believe I shall,in some shape or other,always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected.

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