Pronunciation: (ed"i-tôr'ē-ul, -tōr'-),[key] —n. 1. an article in a newspaper or other periodical presenting the opinion of the publisher, editor, or editors.
2. a statement broadcast on radio or television that presents the opinion of the owner, manager, or the like, of the station or channel.
3. something regarded as resembling such an article or statement, as a lengthy, dogmatic utterance.
—adj. 1. of or pertaining to an editor or to editing: editorial policies; editorial techniques. 2. of, pertaining to, or involved in the preparation of an editorial or editorials: editorial page; editorial writer. 3. of or pertaining to the literary and artistic activities or contents of a publication, broadcasting organization, or the like, as distinguished from its business activities, advertisements, etc.: an editorial employee; an editorial decision, not an advertising one.