Pronunciation: (mag"u-zēn', mag'u-zēn"), [key]
1. a publication that is issued periodically, usually bound in a paper cover, and typically contains essays, stories, poems, etc., by many writers, and often photographs and drawings, frequently specializing in a particular subject or area, as hobbies, news, or sports.
2. a room or place for keeping gunpowder and other explosives, as in a fort or on a warship.
3. a building or place for keeping military stores, as arms, ammunition, or provisions.
4. a metal receptacle for a number of cartridges, inserted into certain types of automatic weapons and when empty removed and replaced by a full receptacle in order to continue firing.
5. Also called magazine' show". Radio and Television.
a. Also called newsmagazine. a regularly scheduled news program consisting of several short segments in which various subjects of current interest are examined, usually in greater detail than on a regular newscast.
b. a program with a varied format that combines interviews, commentary, entertainment, etc.
6. See magazine section.
7. Photog.cartridge (def. 4).
8. a supply chamber, as in a stove.
9. a storehouse; warehouse.
10. a collection of war munitions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.