from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The entire number of copies of a publication issued at one time or from a single set of type.
- n. A single copy from this group.
- n. The form in which a publication is issued: a paperback edition of a novel; an annotated edition of Shakespeare.
- n. A version of an earlier publication having substantial changes or additions: a newly revised edition of a standard reference work.
- n. All the copies of a specified issue of a newspaper: the morning edition; the Sunday edition.
- n. A broadcast of a radio or television news program: Thursday's edition of the six o'clock news.
- n. The entire number of like or identical items issued or produced as a set: a limited edition of early jazz recordings; a signed edition of a group of lithographs.
- n. Any of the various or successive forms in which something is offered or presented: this year's edition of fall fashions from Paris.
- n. One that closely resembles an original; a version: The boy was a smaller edition of his father.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner.
- n. The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time; as, the first edition was soon sold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner
- n. The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of editing.
- n. An edited copy or issue of a book or other work; a recension, or annotated reproduction: as, Milman's edition of Gibbon's “Rome”; the Globe edition of Shakspere.
- n. A concurrent issue or publication of copies of a book or some similar production; the number of books, etc., of the same kind published together, or without change of form or of contents; a multiplication or reproduction of the same work or series of works: as, a large edition of a book, map, or newspaper; the work has reached a tenth edition; the folio editions of Shakspere's plays.
- n. Figuratively, one of several forms or states in which something appears at different times; a copy; an exemplar.
- To edit; publish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an issue of a newspaper
- n. the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
- n. something a little different from others of the same type
- n. all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
Middle English edicion, version, translation, from Latin ēditiō, ēditiōn-, publication, production, from ēditus, past participle of ēdere, to publish, produce; see edit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ēditiō, from ēdere ("to publish"). (Wiktionary)