one of a series of printings of the same book, newspaper, etc., each issued at a different time and differing from another by alterations, additions, etc. (distinguished from impression ).
the format in which a literary work is published: a one-volume edition of Shakespeare.
the whole number of impressions or copies of a book, newspaper, etc., printed from one set of type at one time.
a version of anything, printed or not, presented to the public: the newest edition of a popular musical revue.

1545–55; (< Middle French) < Latin ēditiōn- (stem of ēditiō) publication, equivalent to ēdit(us) (past participle of ēdere; see edit) + -iōn- -ion

preedition, noun

addition, edition.
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edition (ɪˈdɪʃən)
1.  printing
 a.  the entire number of copies of a book, newspaper, or other publication printed at one time from a single setting of type
 b.  a single copy from this number: a first edition; the evening edition
2.  Compare impression one of a number of printings of a book or other publication, issued at separate times with alterations, amendments, etc
3.  a.  an issue of a work identified by its format: a leather-bound edition of Shakespeare
 b.  an issue of a work identified by its editor or publisher: the Oxford edition of Shakespeare
4.  a particular instance of a television or radio programme broadcast
5.  (tr) to produce multiple copies of (an original work of art)
[C16: from Latin ēditiō a bringing forth, publishing, from ēdere to give out; see editor]

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Word Origin & History

1550s, "act of publishing," from L. editionem (nom. editio) "a bringing forth, producing," from stem of edere "bring forth, produce," from ex- "out" + -dere, comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (1)). Meaning "form of a literary work" is from 1560s. "It is awkward to speak
of, e.g. 'The second edition of Campbell's edition of Plato's "Theætetus"'; but existing usage affords no satisfactory substitute for this inconvenient mode of expression" [OED].
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Example sentences
Nearly twenty years elapsed before another edition appeared.
Not another edition, not the same work but printed later.
Print edition carrier delivery not available in certain areas.
Shows progress in actual pages conforming to the paper edition.
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