Definition of editor in English:


Syllabification: ed·i·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈeditər


  • 1A person who is in charge of and determines the final content of a text, particularly a newspaper or magazine: the editor of The New York Times a sports editor
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    • In his club he met a newspaper editor who let him ‘embrace journalism’ as a sports writer.
    • But we don't have any black editors of major newspapers or magazines to my knowledge.
    • This, of course, was not the intention of the newspaper's publisher and editors.
  • 1.1A person who works for a publishing company, commissioning or preparing material for publication.
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    • No one told me what to write nor was there an unspoken agenda or expectation on the part of the commissioning editor that I knew of.
    • Some have simply had a bad relationship with their editors or the publishing house.
    • How did Miller get to a position in which she could write such stories and her editors give them such play?
  • 2A computer program enabling the user to enter or alter text.
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    • Real Software has also enhanced the tool's database handler, code editor and debugger.
    • In fact in most cases, it is highly desirable to have an editor that wraps long text lines.
    • The editors allows a programmer to directly manipulate the intentional program tree.



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  • Revenues have consistently risen under my editorship.
  • He actually competed in an ice-cream eating contest and was reportedly offered the editorship of a periodical called the Magazine of Fun, we learn.
  • Soon, he was revelling in the power that the editorship of one of the world's greatest newspapers conveys.


mid 17th century: from Latin, 'producer (of games), publisher', from edit- 'produced, put forth', from the verb edere.

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