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