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
His first attempt at authorship failed.
Recent Examples of authorship from the Web
His conviction in late 2009 stemmed from his co-authorship of a manifesto calling for human rights and political reform China.
The horrors of authorship — missed deadlines, self-loathing, isolation — provide especially good material for psychological thrillers.
This exhibition marks the first time the two paintings will be shown since the changes in authorship.
His most recent conviction on Christmas Day 2009 stemmed from his co-authorship of Charter 08, a manifesto calling for political reform and human rights in China.
The ruling came from the court without one justice's authorship.
But Gov. Kathleen Blanco never followed through on the job offer, after several Jefferson Parish legislators objected because of his authorship of the evacuation plan.
Churchman’s nonchalant diffusion of authorship feels astutely au courant but also genuine.
The earliest apparent twist in this retelling is one of authorship.
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First Known Use of authorship
AUTHORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of authorship for Students
: the profession of writing
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