edition

An edition is a particular version of a publication. A book collector will pay a lot of money for a first edition of an important work (but that probably doesn’t include any of the paperbacks on your shelf).

Edition can also refer to a book’s format. If you really enjoy reading a particular book, you might want to purchase a leather-bound, gilded-edge edition of it. In addition, edition can designate a particular issue of a newspaper. If you're a fan of crossword puzzles, you know that the toughest puzzle usually appears in the weekend edition.

Primary Meanings of edition

1.
n
the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
2.
n
something a little different from others of the same type
Full Definitions of edition
1

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

Types:
limited edition
an edition that is restricted to a specific number of copies
variorum, variorum edition
an edition containing various versions of a text or notes by various scholars or editors
Type of:
impression, printing
all the copies of a work printed at one time

n 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”
Type of:
group, grouping
any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

n an issue of a newspaper

“he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times”
Types:
extra
an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
Type of:
issue, number
one of a series published periodically
2

n something a little different from others of the same type

“the boy is a younger edition of his father”
Synonyms:
variant, variation, version
Type of:
type
a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

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