re·​dac·​tor ri-ˈdak-tər How to pronounce redactor (audio)
: one who redacts a work
especially : editor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This discovery, which was published in Science Advances, sheds light not only on the relationship between France’s last queen and her curiously close count, but also the identity of the redactor and the nuances of the era's aristocratic society. Marisa Sloan, Discover Magazine, 5 Nov. 2021 Oh, and the price of each mass redactor is lopsided: The magnesium rims save 25 pounds, while the Weissach kit’s bevy of carbon-fiber bits chop about 13 pounds yet cost $5K more. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, 28 Mar. 2018 The next five paragraphs are covered in black by a redactor’s marker. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, 12 Oct. 2017 In many Genesis passages, the final editor or redactor has collated at least two narratives. A.n. Wilson, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redactor was in 1793

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Cite this Entry

“Redactor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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