[ed-i-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
an article in a newspaper or other periodical presenting the opinion of the publisher, editor, or editors.
a statement broadcast on radio or television that presents the opinion of the owner, manager, or the like, of the station or channel.
something regarded as resembling such an article or statement, as a lengthy, dogmatic utterance.
of or pertaining to an editor or to editing: editorial policies; editorial techniques.
of, pertaining to, or involved in the preparation of an editorial or editorials: editorial page; editorial writer.
of or pertaining to the literary and artistic activities or contents of a publication, broadcasting organization, or the like, as distinguished from its business activities, advertisements, etc.: an editorial employee; an editorial decision, not an advertising one.

1735–45; editor + -ial

editorialist [ed-i-tawr-ee-uh-list, -tohr-] , noun
editorially, adverb
noneditorial, adjective
noneditorially, adverb
preeditorial, adjective
preeditorially, adverb
pseudoeditorial, adjective
pseudoeditorially, adverb
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editorial (ˌɛdɪˈtɔːrɪəl)
1.  of or relating to editing or editors
2.  of, relating to, or expressed in an editorial
3.  of or relating to the content of a publication rather than its commercial aspects
4.  an article in a newspaper, etc, expressing the opinion of the editor or the publishers

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Word Origin & History

"newspaper article by an editor," Amer.Eng., 1830; see editor.
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Cultural Dictionary

editorial definition

An article in a newspaper or magazine expressing the opinion of the editor or publisher.

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Example sentences
Knight also showed off his cantankerous nature in numerous editorials.
Please no more links to editorials, blogs, nuclear power lobbyists advocacy sites.
Kino's searing ballads are the editorials of his fans.
She wrote many of the newspaper's toughest editorials during the war.
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