1. A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner; as, a good edition of Chaucer; Chalmers' edition of Shakespeare.
2. The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time; as, the first edition was soon sold.
n 1: the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is
2: all of the identical copies of something offered to the
public at the same time; "the first edition appeared in
1920"; "it was too late for the morning edition"; "they
issued a limited edition of Bach recordings"
3: an issue of a newspaper; "he read it in yesterday's edition
of the Times"
4: something a little different from others of the same type;
"an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery
wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"; "the boy is
a younger edition of his father" [syn: version, variant,