journal


journal
journal, periodical, newspaper, magazine, review, organ are comparable when denoting a publication which appears regularly at stated times.
Basically, a journal is a publication which is issued daily and gives an account of matters of interest occurring during the preceding twenty- four hours. Continued use, however, has made it an acceptable designation both of a publication that appears less often (as a weekly, a monthly, or a quarterly)
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[the Hibbert Journal] appeared every three months and called itself a journalMackenzie

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and of one that is the official publication of some special group
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the Journal of the American Medical Association

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Periodical applies to a publication appearing at regular intervals and especially to weeklies, biweeklies, monthlies, and quarterlies
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the periodicals are assembled in a special room of the library

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Newspaper is the usual term for a sheet or group of sheets of which the main function is to provide the news of the day and which is usually issued daily; such a publication is called a journal only in formal speech or writing, although those whose profession is writing for newspapers are often termed journalists and although the language and style believed to be typical of the newspaper is commonly called journalese.
Magazine applies chiefly to a periodical, often illustrated, that offers a miscellaneous collection of articles, fiction, poetry, descriptive sketches, and commentary.
Review applies to a periodical that emphasizes critical writings or articles commenting on important events and significant questions of the day.
Organ usually applies to a publication by an organization (as a political party, church, business, or institution) that gives news of interest to its members or adherents or presents its particular principles and views authoritatively
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Science is the official organ of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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  • journal — journal, aux [ ʒurnal, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1119; bas lat. diurnalem « de jour », devenu jornal, journal, journel→ journellement I ♦ Adj. Vx Relatif à chaque jour. ♢ (1543) Mod. Comm. Livre journal, et subst. journal : livre de commerce, registre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • journal — jour‧nal [ˈdʒɜːnl ǁ ɜːr ] noun [countable] 1. a serious magazine or newspaper produced for professional people or those with a particular interest: • the Wall Street Journal • the Journal of Political Economy 2. ACCOUNTING a book containing… …   Financial and business terms

  • Journal — Jour nal, n. [F. journal. See {Journal}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A diary; an account of daily transactions and events. Specifically: (a) (Bookkeeping) A book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • journal — I noun acta diurna, biographical record, cash book, chronicle, chronology, contemporary account, daily paper, daily register, daybook, diary, ephemeris, gazette, historical record, ledger, log, logbook, magazine, narrative, periodical, record,… …   Law dictionary

  • Journal — Sn erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. journal m. Tageszeitung , einer Substantivierung von frz. journal jeden einzelnen Tag betreffend , zu frz. jour m. Tag . Das Wort bezeichnete im Französischen und im Deutschen zunächst eher… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • journal — Journal, m. acut. Est ce qui est du jour, Diurnum quod diei vnius opera efficitur. Et selon ce le Languedoc dit Journal, ou Journau pour une journée d homme des champs, et mesure le contenu des vignes, terres, et prez par Journaux, tout ainsi que …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Journal — »Tageszeitung, Zeitschrift«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 17. Jh. aus frz. journal entlehnt und bis ins 18. Jh. im Sinne von »gelehrte Zeitschrift« gebraucht. Frz. journal ist entsprechend seiner Ableitung von frz. jour (= it. giorno) »Tag« eigentlich… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Journal — Jour nal, a. [F., fr. L. diurnalis diurnal, fr. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. See {Diurnal}.] Daily; diurnal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Whiles from their journal labors they did rest. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Journal — (schurnal), französ., Tagebuch; Notizenbuch bei Geschäftsmännern. s. Buchhaltung; Tagblatt, Zeitung; J. ismus, die Literatur der Tagblätter, J. ist. wer für dieselbe arbeitet. Journal des Débats (– de Deba), s. Bertin. J. isticum. Anstalt oder… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • journal — [jʉr′nəl] n. [ME, book containing forms of worship for the day hours (Little Hours) < OFr, lit., daily < L diurnalis < dies, day (see DEITY): JOURNAL sense 3 prob. via It giornale, of same orig.] 1. a daily record of happenings, as a… …   English World dictionary


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