com·​pos·​i·​tor | \ kəm-ˈpä-zə-tər How to pronounce compositor (audio) \

Definition of compositor

: one who sets type

Examples of compositor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Con su voz genuina, como intérprete y compositor, consiguió ser uno de los artistas más queridos y universales. Claudia Harmata,, "Latin Pop Icon Camilo Sesto Dies at 72, Days Before Release of New Album," 8 Sep. 2019 In my business, newspaper publishing, work that had been done by dozens of skilled and specialized workers (compositors, paste-up artists, camera operators, platemakers) could suddenly be done by one person sitting at a computer. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Great Leap Forward," 19 Jan. 2018 But Kristian Høgsberg, the original author of Wayland, pointed out on Google+ that these features were already implemented in Wayland’s compositor Weston. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Ubuntu Mir: Is This the Future of Linux Everywhere?," 8 Mar. 2013

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First Known Use of compositor

1569, in the meaning defined above

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“Compositor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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