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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.
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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.
Translations of “author”
in Arabic مُؤلِّف, كاتِب…
in Korean 작가…
in Malaysian penulis…
in French auteur/-eure…
in Turkish yazar…
in Italian autore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作者,作家, 著者, 發起者,始創人…
in Russian автор…
in Polish autor/ka, pisa-rz/rka…
in Vietnamese tác giả…
in Spanish autor, autora…
in Portuguese autor, -ora…
in Thai ผู้เขียน…
in German der/die Autor(in)…
in Catalan autor, -a…
in Japanese 作家, 著者…
in Indonesian pengarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作者,作家, 著者, 发起者,创始人…
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