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Meaning of magazine

mag•a•zine

Pronunciation: (mag"u-zēn', mag'u-zēn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a publication that is issued periodically, usually bound in a paper cover, and typically contains essays, stories, poems, etc., by many writers, and often photographs and drawings, frequently specializing in a particular subject or area, as hobbies, news, or sports.
  2. a room or place for keeping gunpowder and other explosives, as in a fort or on a warship.
  3. a building or place for keeping military stores, as arms, ammunition, or provisions.
  4. a metal receptacle for a number of cartridges, inserted into certain types of automatic weapons and when empty removed and replaced by a full receptacle in order to continue firing.
  5. Also called
    1. Also callednewsmagazine.a regularly scheduled news program consisting of several short segments in which various subjects of current interest are examined, usually in greater detail than on a regular newscast.
    2. a program with a varied format that combines interviews, commentary, entertainment, etc.
  6. See
  7. cartridge (def. 4).
  8. a supply chamber, as in a stove.
  9. a storehouse; warehouse.
  10. a collection of war munitions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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