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authorship Syllabification: authorship
Pronunciation: /ˈôTHərSHip/

Definition of authorship in English:

noun

1The state or fact of being the writer of a book, article, or document or the creator of a work of art: the single authorship of the book gives it a uniformity of style and a proper balance between chapters a number of paintings have been attributed to him on stylistic grounds, though his authorship is not certain
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  • Its new interactive software addresses questions of authorship in the context of digital networks.
  • These images, like all translations, are innately ambiguous in authorship.
  • Jackson's book raises interesting questions of architectural authorship.
1.1The occupation of writing: he took to authorship
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  • During the 17th century, authorship was understood to include compiling and ordering others' words.
  • This collection by Prynne appeared to some of its readers to mark a turning point in his authorship.
  • This was literary work, a mode of authorship embedded in a fetish of originality.

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