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author

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.θər/ us    /ˈɑː.θɚ/
B1 the writer of a book, article, play, etc.: He is the author of two books on French history. formal a person who begins or creates something: She's the author of the company's recent success/of all our troubles.

author

verb [T] uk   /ˈɔː.θər/ us    /ˈɑː.θɚ/
formal to write a book, article, etc.: He has authored more than 30 books. mainly US to create something: The deal is being authored by a Greek diplomat.
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