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English noun: edition

1. edition (communication) the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published

Broader (hypernym)impression, printing

Narrower (hyponym)limited edition, variorum, variorum edition

2. edition (group) all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time

SamplesThe first edition appeared in 1920.
It was too late for the morning edition.
They issued a limited edition of Bach recordings.

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

3. edition (communication) an issue of a newspaper

SamplesHe read it in yesterday's edition of the Times.

Broader (hypernym)issue, number

Narrower (hyponym)extra

4. edition (cognition) something a little different from others of the same type

SamplesAn experimental version of the night fighter.
A variant of the same word.
An emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone.
The boy is a younger edition of his father.

Synonymsvariant, variation, version

Broader (hypernym)type

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