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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 ​Frenchhistory.
formal a ​person who ​begins or ​creates something: She's the author of the company's ​recentsuccess/of all ​ourtroubles.

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authorverb [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 ​Greekdiplomat.
(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 ​mainjob is writing ​books: a ​talentedyoung 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   us   /ˈɔːθər/
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   us   /ˈɔːθər/
to write a ​book, ​article, etc.: She has authored a ​series of ​reports on the ​globalenergycrisis. 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, 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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