Definition of “journal” - English Dictionary

“journal” in British English

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journalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒɜː.nəl/ us /ˈdʒɝː.nəl/

journal noun [ C ] (MAGAZINE)

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journal noun [ C ] (DIARY)

C2 a written record of what you have done each day, sometimes including your private thoughts and feelings:

She kept a travel journal during her trip to South America.
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(Definition of “journal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“journal” in American English

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journalnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒɜr·nəl/

journal noun [ C ] (MAGAZINE)

a magazine or newspaper, esp. one that deals with a particular subject:

a scientific journal
The Wall Street Journal

journal noun [ C ] (RECORD)

writing a record of what you have done, or of descriptions or thoughts, written each day or frequently over a long period; a diary:

He kept a journal for over 50 years.

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

“journal” in Business English

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journalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒɜːnəl/ us

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.
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

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