What does Edition mean?

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ɪˈdɪʃ ənEdi·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. editionnoun

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

  2. editionnoun

    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. editionnoun

    an issue of a newspaper

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

  4. version, variant, variation, editionnoun

    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. editionnoun

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

  2. editionnoun

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

  3. Etymology: editio, from edere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EDITIONnoun

    Etymology: editio, Latin.

    These are of the second edition. William Shakespeare, Mer. Wiv. of Winds.

    This English edition is not so properly a translation, as a new composition upon the same ground. Burnet.

    The business of our redemption is to rub over the defaced copy of the creation, to reprint God’s image upon the soul, and to set forth nature in a second and a fairer edition. South.

    I cannot go so far as he who published the last edition of him. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    The Code, composed hastily, was forced to undergo an emendation, and to come forth in a second edition. Thomas Baker.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Editionnoun

    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. Editionnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.

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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

Anagrams for Edition »

  1. tineoid

  2. odinite

  3. otidine

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  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

Examples of Edition in a Sentence

  1. Mike Huckabee:

    He said that he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, and he believed that, because he said as a Christian, it was the biblical view, and he had to believe that God was in the mix, one of three things is true: he was either lying in 2008, he's lying now, or God rewrote the bible and Barack Obama is the only one who got the new edition and I don't think that's what happened.

  2. Philip Errington:

    It's such a valuable piece because it's such an obvious entry into the world of Winnie-the-Pooh, it's there as you open the book of the first edition, it's there on the end papers. It's also there in the Disney cartoon.

  3. Jill Seubert:

    Just imagine an astronaut hiking on Mars, and maybe Olympus Mons is rising in the background, shes checking her Google Maps Mars Edition to see where she is and chart a course to get where she needs to go.

  4. Kim Rhode:

    I did end up getting a first-edition Beatrix Potter in London during the Olympics. Who knows what this one will be ? maybe there's some book down in Rio that I can't live without.

  5. Michael Rapaport:

    I consider Bethenny Frankel to be the greatest' Housewife.' I equate her as the Michael Jordan of' Housewives' because of The New Edition Story, The New Edition Story that she left the show in her prime and was bigger, stronger and more powerful than ever.

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