Definitions for: Journal


[n] the part of the axle contained by a bearing
[n] a record book as a physical object
[n] a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
[n] a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; "he reads the medical journals"
[n] a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred



Webster (1913) Definition: Jour"nal, a. [F., fr. L. diurnalis diurnal, fr.
diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. See Diurnal.]
Daily; diurnal. [Obs.]

Whiles from their journal labors they did rest.
--Spenser.


Jour"nal, n. [F. journal. See Journal, a.]
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
transactions.
(b) (Naut.) A daily register of the ship's course and
distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage,
etc.
(c) (Legislature) The record of daily proceedings, kept by
the clerk.
(d) A newspaper published daily; by extension, a weekly
newspaper or any periodical publication, giving an
account of passing events, the proceedings and memoirs
of societies, etc.; a periodical; a magazine.



2. That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel;
a day's journey. [Obs. & R.] --B. Jonson.

3. (Mach.) That portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft,
axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See
Illust. of Axle box.

Journal box, or Journal bearing (Mach.) the carrier of a
journal; the box in which the journal of a shaft, axle, or
pin turns.

Synonyms: daybook, diary

See Also: account book, annals, axle, book, book, book of account, daybook, diary, ledger, ledger, leger, periodical, piece of writing, volume, writing, written material

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