1. A single example of a written or printed work.
2. One of the theoretically identical specimens of
a work which together comprise an edition.
impression, or issue. Different copies may also be
printed on different qualities of paper. When
printed in a different format, they constitute
different editions, e.g., a paperback edition, and
generally follow the original issue. 3. An
imitation or reproduction of an original work. 4.
To imitate or reproduce an original work by
printing, or some other means. 5. Subject matter,
either manuscript or printed, that is to be put
into type or plates. 6. The material to be
reproduced by photographic or other means, as well
as the result of some process of reproduction. (12 , 274 )