compositor definition, meaning - what is compositor in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “compositor”

See all translations

compositor

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpɒz.ɪ.tər/  us   /-ˈpɑː.zɪ.t̬ɚ/
a person whose job is to arrange the letters, words, sentences, etc. of a book or a magazine before it is printed
Translations of “compositor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 排字工人,排版工人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 排字工人,排版工人…
(Definition of compositor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of compositor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

SMART Thesaurus: People who work in publishing

“compositor”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More