Definition of “compositor” - English Dictionary


“compositor” in English

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compositornoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpɒz.ɪ.tər/ us /kəmˈpɑː.zɪ.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Fifty compositors were busily setting up a book which the ordinance of the government had decisively forbidden under heavy penalties. 
  • He could not earn much as a compositor, but his wants were simple and he could earn something. 
  • He soon mastered the compositor's art, became a remarkably rapid composer. 
  • I found the editor and his compositor labouring over the next edition of the paper. 
  • The letters, two W's, were so skilfully entwined, that even a compositor—and compositors are people who can read almost anything—would have been puzzled to decipher it. 

(Definition of “compositor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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