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au|thor1 W2 [ˈo:θə US ˈo:θər] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old North French; Origin: auctour, from Latin auctor 'maker, writer', from augere; AUGMENT]
1.) someone who has written a book
= ↑writer
Nothomb is a Belgian author.
author of
He was the author of two books on China.
It's clear that the author is a woman.
2.) formal the person who starts a plan or idea
author of
the author of the state reforms
>authorial [o:ˈθo:riəl US o:-] adj [only before noun]
author 2
author2 v [T]
to be the writer of a book, report etc

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