- 1A particular form or version of a published text: a paperback editionMore example sentences
- These texts are in Arabic and need to be published with critical editions, precise translations and solid commentaries.
- The Irish Texts Society, founded in 1900, began to publish editions of classic Irish texts with full scholarly apparatus.
- However, a paperback edition was published in 2001, and hopefully its appearance means that the book has enjoyed something of the success it certainly deserves.
- 1.1A particular version of a text that has been revised or created from a substantially new setting of type: a first editionMore example sentences
- It is the conclusion of the reviewer that this edition is only a minor revision of previous editions.
- The number of revisions and editions would indicate that sales were at least adequate.
- It's a clever way to introduce the revisions to the first edition.
- 2The total number of copies of a book, newspaper, or other published material issued at one time.More example sentences
- Purloined, which was published in an edition of 750 numbered copies, isn't an easy book to read.
- The book, published in an edition of 6,000 copies on 19 December, sold out in a few days.
- The pre-1631 editions probably produced a total of 40-60,000 copies.
- 3A particular version or instance of a regular program or broadcast: the Monday edition will be repeated on Wednesday afternoonsMore example sentences
- Aled will also be introducing regular editions of Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night series.
- This was obviously a very popular and frequently repeated programme, and editions from 1971 were still being shown in 1985.
- BBC World Service will broadcast two editions of its In Praise of God programme from Uganda.
late Middle English: from French édition, from Latin editio(n-), from edere 'put out', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + dare 'give'.