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edition

noun [C] uk   /ɪˈdɪʃ.ən/ us  
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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