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journal

noun [C]     /ˈdʒɜːnəl/
COMMUNICATIONS a magazine, newspaper, or website containing news and information about a particular industry or profession: a medical/scientific journal A new online medical journal devoted to neglected tropical diseases was founded last week. a trade/industry/professional journal the Wall Street Journal
ACCOUNTING one of the books in which records of a company's financial activities are recorded, for example, what they buy and sell
→ See also trade journal
(Definition of journal noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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