authorship

noun au·thor·ship \ ˈȯ-thər-ˌship \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of authorship

1 : the profession of writing
2 : the source (such as the author) of a piece of writing, music, or art
3 : the state or act of writing, creating, or causing

Examples of authorship in a Sentence

  1. His first attempt at authorship failed.

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First Known Use of authorship

1710


AUTHORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

authorship

noun

Definition of authorship for English Language Learners

  • : the identity of the person who has written something

  • : the job or profession of writing


AUTHORSHIP Defined for Kids

authorship

noun au·thor·ship \ ˈȯ-thər-ˌship \

Definition of authorship for Students

: the profession of writing


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