Definition of journal in English:
1A newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject or professional activity: medical journals [in names]: the Wall Street Journal
More example sentences
- Shane Rhodes has published poetry, essays and reviews in magazines, journals and newspapers across Canada.
- Craft spends her professional hours surrounded by thousands of academic journals, magazines and newspapers.
- She reads novels, newspapers, medical journals and science periodicals, and as a writing instructor, she reads teaching books.
2A daily record of news and events of a personal nature; a diary.
- Some people call them journals, or diaries, but to Dylan, they were neither.
- It's a journal, a diary, an online record of your likes, your loathes, your jokes and your photos.
- Interpreting a person's life from journals left behind is a dangerously misguided exercise.
2.1 Nautical A logbook.
- Phelps, who first went to sea as a cabin boy in 1816, worked from original journals and logbooks now mostly lost.
- Logbooks and journals reveal that in the nineteenth century it was common practice for Royal Navy vessels to pick up a complement of Kru sailors, or Kroomen, upon reaching the African coast.
- The third, a naval journal or logbook from 1853-1854, reveals clashes with pirates in the Far East at the height of British imperial power.
2.3(In bookkeeping) a daily record of business transactions with a statement of the accounts to which each is to be debited and credited.
- This is not a formal accounting journal with debits and credits.
- Accounting organizes information in the form of documents, journals, ledgers, and reports.
3 Mechanics The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.
- The LS1 hydraulic roller camshaft has large bearing journals and a large-diameter base circle to minimize torsional twisting and stress.
- Sizing the engine for its current displacement meant that the crankshaft lost four pounds, and could ride on smaller bearing journals.
- The bit journal is the bearing load-carrying surface, as shown in Figures 4.5 and 4.6.