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"author" in British English

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authornoun [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.

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authorverb [T]

uk   /ˈɔː.θər/ us   /ˈɑː.θɚ/
(Definition of author from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"author" in American English

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authornoun [C]

us   /ˈɔ·θər/
a writer of a book, article, etc., or a person whose main job is writing books: a talented young author He is the author of seven books.
author
verb [T] us   /ˈɔ·θər/
Murphy authored the new legislation.
(Definition of author from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"author" in Business English

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authornoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔːθər/ us  
the writer of a book, article, etc.: He is a best-selling author. The author of the report said his findings were very worrying.
a person who begins or creates something: The authors of the proposal want it to be adopted immediately.

authorverb [T]

uk   /ˈɔːθər/ us  
to write a book, article, etc.: She has authored a series of reports on the global energy crisis. The study was jointly authored by Smith and Wilks.
to create something or formally suggest it: The Republican Congressman agreed to author the bill.
(Definition of author from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “author”
in Korean 작가…
in Arabic مُؤلِّف, كاتِب…
in Malaysian penulis…
in French auteur/-eure…
in Russian автор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作者,作家, 著者, 發起者,始創人…
in Italian autore, -trice…
in Turkish yazar…
in Polish autor/ka, pisa-rz/rka…
in Spanish autor, -ora, autora…
in Vietnamese tác giả…
in Portuguese autor, -ora…
in Thai ผู้เขียน…
in German der/die Autor(in)…
in Catalan autor, -a…
in Japanese 作家, 著者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作者,作家, 著者, 发起者,创始人…
in Indonesian pengarang…
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