Meaning of “edition” in the English Dictionary

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"edition" in British English

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editionnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈdɪʃ.ən/ us /ɪˈdɪʃ.ən/

B2 a particular form in which a book, magazine, or newspaper is published:

the paperback/hardback edition of the dictionary
The regional editions of the paper contain specific information for that area.

a single broadcast of a series of radio or television programmes:

This morning's edition of 'Women's Hour' is at the earlier time of a quarter to ten.

the total number of copies of a particular book, newspaper, etc. that are published at the same time:

She collects first editions of 19th-century authors.

US one of a series of repeated events:

The 77th edition of the Indianapolis 500 was held before an estimated 450,000 fans.

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(Definition of “edition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"edition" in American English

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editionnoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈdɪʃ·ən/

writing a particular form in which a book, magazine, or newspaper is published, or the total number of copies of a book, magazine, or newspaper that are published at the same time:

a regional edition of a newspaper
The book comes in both paperback and hardback editions.

(Definition of “edition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"edition" in Business English

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editionnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈdɪʃən/ us

COMMUNICATIONS a newspaper, magazine, or book published in a particular form or on a particular date:

today's/yesterday's/this week's, etc. edition The piece was published in yesterday's edition of the Financial Times.
the current/latest edition
a paperback/online/print edition

(Definition of “edition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)