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compositor

Syllabification: com·pos·i·tor
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpäzədər
 
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Definition of compositor in English:

noun

Printing
A person who arranges type for printing or keys text into a composing machine.
Example sentences
  • It may be argued that Sarah Fielding's use of dashes in the first edition was not in fact deliberate but was merely the work of a compositor or of compositors involved in the printing process.
  • For decades the small but powerful unions of printers and pressmen had won rich contract settlements as well as expensive press manning clauses and lifetime job guarantees for the compositors displaced by computerized typesetting.
  • I spent roughly 30 years in the book publishing business, most of which was on the production side dealing with type compositors and printers.

Origin

late Middle English (originally Scots, denoting an umpire or arbiter): from Anglo-Norman French compositour, from Latin compositor, from composit- 'put together', from the verb componere (see composition).

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