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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: editus, past participle of edere 'to give out, produce'

edition

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
e‧di‧tion W3 [countable]
1 the form that a book, newspaper, magazine etc is produced in:
a paperback edition
the US edition of Marie Claire magazine
2TCN the copies of a book, newspaper etc that are produced and printed at the same time:
The textbook was first published in 1858 and is now in its 39th edition.
A limited edition of 2000 copies has been published.
first edition (=the first copies of a particular book, that are often valuable)
3 a newspaper, magazine etc:
Martin was reading the early edition of the Evening News.
4 a television or radio programme that is broadcast regularly or is part of a series:
the early evening edition of Scotland Today

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