Pronunciation: ( jûr'nl),[key] —n. 1. a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations: She kept a journal during her European trip. 2. a newspaper, esp. a daily one.
3. a periodical or magazine, esp. one published for a special group, learned society, or profession: the October issue of The English Journal.
4. a record, usually daily, of the proceedings and transactions of a legislative body, an organization, etc.
5. Bookkeeping. a. a daybook.
b. (in the double-entry method) a book into which all transactions are entered from the daybook or blotter to facilitate posting into the ledger.
6. Naut.a log or logbook.
7. Mach.the portion of a shaft or axle contained by a plain bearing.