editor

noun ed·i·tor \ ˈe-də-tər \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of editor

1 :someone who edits especially as an occupation
2 :a device used in editing motion-picture film or magnetic tape
3 :a computer program that permits the user to create or modify data (such as text or graphics) especially on a display screen

editorship

play \ˈe-də-tər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of editor in a Sentence

  1. the editor of the city paper

  2. working as a film editor

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First Known Use of editor

1649


EDITOR Defined for English Language Learners

editor

noun

Definition of editor for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to edit something

  • : a computer program that is used to create and make changes to data (such as words or pictures)


EDITOR Defined for Kids

editor

noun ed·i·tor \ ˈe-də-tər \

Definition of editor for Students

:a person whose job is to correct and revise writing so it can be published


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