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English definition of “author”

author

noun [C]     /ˈɔː.θər/ US  /ˈɑː.θɚ/
B1 the writer of a book, article, play, etc.: He is the author of two books on French history.People who write for work or pleasure formal a person who begins or creates something: She's the author of the company's recent success/of all our troubles.Causing things to happen
(Definition of author noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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