1. [ noun ] (printing,writing) the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
Related terms: impression limited_edition variorum
2. [ noun ] all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time

"the first edition appeared in 1920" or "it was too late for the morning edition" or "they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings"

Related terms: group
3. [ noun ] something a little different from others of the same type
Synonyms: version variation variant

"an experimental version of the night fighter" "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone" "the boy is a younger edition of his father"

Related terms: type change
4. [ noun ] (writing) an issue of a newspaper

"he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"

Related terms: issue extra
Similar spelling:   editing