Meaning of colophon
Pronunciation: (kol'u-fon", -fun), [key]
- a publisher's or printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works.
- an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, used esp. in the 15th and 16th centuries, giving the title or subject of the work, its author, the name of the printer or publisher, and the date and place of publication.
Pronunciation: (kol'u-fon"), [key]
- an ancient city in Asia Minor: one of the 12 Ionian cities banded together in the 8th century b.c.: largely depopulated in 286 b.c.
- colophon (Thesaurus)