coauthor

noun co·au·thor \ (ˌ)kō-ˈȯ-thər \
variants: or co-author

Definition of coauthor

plural coauthors or co-authors
: one who collaborates with another person in authoring a literary or dramatic work, a document, a legislative bill, etc.
  • coauthors of many books and plays
  • the coauthors of new legislation

coauthor

or co-author transitive verb, coauthored or co-authored; coauthoring or co-authoring
    • … he coauthored legislation … requiring the publication on the Internet of the cost of all federal contracts, grants, and congressional "earmarks,"…
    • —Michael Tomasky
    • a co-authored book

coauthorship

play \(ˌ)kō-ˈȯ-thər-ˌship\ or co-authorship noun
    • … accepting coauthorship on studies to which they did not significantly contribute.
    • —Mary Murray

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First Known Use of coauthor

1827


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coauthor

noun co·au·thor \ ˈkō-ˈȯ-thər \

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: an author who works with another author

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