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journal

[jur-nl] /ˈdʒɜr nl/
noun
1.
a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations:
She kept a journal during her European trip.
2.
a newspaper, especially a daily one.
3.
a periodical or magazine, especially one published for a special group, learned society, or profession: the October issue of The English Journal.
4.
a record, usually daily, of the proceedings and transactions of a legislative body, an organization, etc.
5.
Bookkeeping.
  1. a daybook.
  2. (in the double-entry method) a book into which all transactions are entered from the daybook or blotter to facilitate posting into the ledger.
6.
Nautical. a log or logbook.
7.
Machinery. the portion of a shaft or axle contained by a plain bearing.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Old French journal daily (adj. and noun) < Late Latin diurnālis diurnal
Related forms
journalary, adjective
journalish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for journalary

journal

/ˈdʒɜːnəl/
noun
1.
a newspaper or periodical
2.
a book in which a daily record of happenings, etc, is kept
3.
an official record of the proceedings of a legislative body
4.
(accounting)
  1. Also called Book of Original Entry. one of several books in which transactions are initially recorded to facilitate subsequent entry in the ledger
  2. another name for daybook
5.
the part of a shaft or axle in contact with or enclosed by a bearing
6.
a plain cylindrical bearing to support a shaft or axle
Word Origin
C14: from Old French: daily, from Latin diurnālis; see diurnal
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Word Origin and History for journalary

journal

n.

mid-14c., "book of church services," from Anglo-French jurnal "a day," from Old French jornel, "day, time; day's work," noun use of adjective meaning "daily," from Late Latin diurnalis "daily" (see diurnal). Meaning "book for inventories and daily accounts" is late 15c.; that of "personal diary" is c.1600, from a sense found in French. Meaning "daily publication" is from 1728.

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