subscrip'tion edi"tion

1. an edition of one or more volumes for which a number of prospective purchasers place orders, usually in advance of publication.
2. a specially designed edition offered to subscribers, usually on an installment or deferred payment plan, or on an installment or deferred delivery plan, or both.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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