|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"
|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|