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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an edition containing various versions of a text or notes by various scholars or editors [syn: variorum, variorum edition]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Latin variorum of various persons (genitive plural masculine of varius), in the phrase cum notis variorum with the notes of various persons Date: 1728 1. an edition or text with notes by different persons 2. an edition containing variant readings of the text II. adjective Date: circa 1763 relating to or being a variorum <a variorum edition>; also variant <variorum readings>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 (of an edition of a text) having notes by various editors or commentators. 2 (of an edition of an author's works) including variant readings. --n. a variorum edition. Etymology: L f. editio cum notis variorum edition with notes by various (commentators): genit. pl. of varius VARIOUS

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Variorum Va`ri*o"rum, a. [L., abbrev. fr. cum notis variorum with notes of various persons.] Containing notes by different persons; -- applied to a publication; as, a variorum edition of a book.



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