author

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Author is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
author

Plural
authors

  1. (countable) An author is the creator of a work; a writer.
    I am the author of this article. I was the one who wrote it.
  2. (countable) An author is a source of information.

Verb[change]

Plain form
author

Third-person singular
authors

Past tense
authored

Past participle
authored

Present participle
authoring

  1. (Usually US) If you author something, you create a work as its author.
    Did you read that article that John authored? It was poorly written.

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