- 1The process of editing text for publication.More example sentences
- I said I felt strongly that this was a matter of liaison sensitivity that justified redaction (editing).
- Goldstein brings together the fruit of extensive research and massive erudition in multiple disciplines, wielding the tools of source, genre, redaction, and textual criticism with masterful force.
- Third, I would argue once more that redaction and narrative criticisms are the friend rather than the foe of historical verification.
- 1.1A version of a text, such as a new edition or an abridged version.More example sentences
- Established by the monk Tao-hsüan, this school began by establishing which of the several redactions of the monastic regulations that had been translated into Chinese would become the standard.
- Later redactions of saints' lives tended to omit historical details that were no longer easily understood and to embellish the text with more outlandish miracle stories.
- Both redactions of the original play make Act I, Scene 2 of vital importance in the development of the relations of power between Caliban, Prospero, and Miranda.
- 1.2The censoring or obscuring of part of a text for legal or security purposes.More example sentences
- The brief is riddled with the black boxes lawyers call redactions.
- This year, MPs were given copies of their files, already marked with the Commons authorities changes, to suggest their own redactions.
- The Sunday Telegraph, which has access to the files without redactions, can provide the full picture.
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- Rather, he claims that the text is ‘not a seamless whole, but… the product of much redactional activity’.
- Because of the focus on the text as it stands, discussion of redactional and compositional issues is minimal.
- Similarly, appeals to either form critical or redactional studies have not won a consensus.
late 18th century: from French rédaction, from late Latin redactio(n-), from redigere 'bring back'.
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