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Meaning of journal

jour•nal

Pronunciation: ( jûr'nl), [key]
— n.
  1. a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations: She kept a journal during her European trip.
  2. a newspaper, esp. a daily one.
  3. a periodical or magazine, esp. one published for a special group, learned society, or profession:The English Journal. the October issue of
  4. a record, usually daily, of the proceedings and transactions of a legislative body, an organization, etc.
    1. a daybook.
    2. (in the double-entry method) a book into which all transactions are entered from the daybook or blotter to facilitate posting into the ledger.
  5. a log or logbook.
  6. the portion of a shaft or axle contained by a plain bearing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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