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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

VerbEdit

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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