- 1a particular form or version of a published text
- 2all the copies of a book or other publication printed at one time
Using edition: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "edition" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The first edition of the book sold out in a week.
This is the paperback edition of the novel.
The newspaper has just published its evening edition.
The magazine is celebrating its 100th edition this month.
edition Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with edition
The revised edition of the dictionary includes new words and definitions.
a special version of a book or other publication that is produced in a limited quantity
The limited edition of the album comes with a bonus DVD and a signed poster.
I prefer to buy hardcover editions because they last longer.
Origins of edition
from Latin 'editionem', meaning 'a bringing forth, producing'
Summary: edition in Brief
The term 'edition' [ɪˈdɪʃ(ə)n] refers to a specific form or version of a published text, such as a book or magazine. It can also refer to all the copies of a publication printed at one time. Examples include 'The first edition of the book sold out in a week.' and 'The magazine is celebrating its 100th edition this month.' Phrases like 'revised edition' and 'limited edition' denote updated or special versions, while 'hardcover edition' refers to a version with a hard cover.