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[jur-nl] /ˈdʒɜr nl/

a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations:
She kept a journal during her European trip.
a newspaper, especially a daily one.
a periodical or magazine, especially one published for a special group, learned society, or profession: the October issue of The English Journal.
a record, usually daily, of the proceedings and transactions of a legislative body, an organization, etc.

Nautical. a log or logbook.
Machinery. the portion of a shaft or axle contained by a plain bearing.
a newspaper or periodical
a book in which a daily record of happenings, etc, is kept
an official record of the proceedings of a legislative body

the part of a shaft or axle in contact with or enclosed by a bearing
a plain cylindrical bearing to support a shaft or axle

mid-14c., “book of church services,” from Anglo-French jurnal “a day,” from Old French jornel, “day, time; day’s work,” noun use of adjective meaning “daily,” from Late Latin diurnalis “daily” (see diurnal). Meaning “book for inventories and daily accounts” is late 15c.; that of “personal diary” is c.1600, from a sense found in French. Meaning “daily publication” is from 1728.

operating system
An on-going record of transactions, such as database updates, file system writes, procedure calls or message transmissions. A journal differs from a simple log in that the contents of the journal can be used to reconstruct the state of the system after a failure by re-applying the transactions in the journal to a snapshot of the system previous state.


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    [jur-nl-eez, -ees] /ˌdʒɜr nlˈiz, -ˈis/ noun 1. a manner of writing or speaking characterized by clichés, occasional neologism, archness, sensationalizing adjectives, unusual or faulty syntax, etc., used by some journalists, especially certain columnists, and regarded as typical journalistic style. 2. writing or expression in this manner: Get that journalese out of your copy! adjective 3. […]

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    [zhoor-na lan-teem] /ʒur na lɛ̃ˈtim/ noun, plural journaux intimes [zhoor-noh zan-teem] /ʒur noʊ zɛ̃ˈtim/ (Show IPA). French. 1. a personal or private diary.

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