authorship

authorship
noun Date: 1710 1. the profession of writing 2. the source (as the author) of a piece of writing, music, or art 3. the state or act of writing, creating, or causing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Authorship — Au thor*ship, n. 1. The quality or state of being an author; function or dignity of an author. [1913 Webster] 2. Source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • authorship — [ô′thərship΄] n. 1. the profession or occupation of a writer 2. the origin (of a book, etc.) with reference to its author [a story of unknown authorship] 3. the source (of an idea, deed, etc.) with reference to its originator …   English World dictionary

  • authorship — index creation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • authorship — (n.) c.1500, the function of being a writer, from AUTHOR (Cf. author) (n.) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Meaning literary origin is attested from 1825 …   Etymology dictionary

  • authorship — n. to establish authorship (to establish the authorship of an ancient manuscript) * * * [ ɔːθəʃɪp] to establish authorship (to establish the authorship of an ancient manuscript) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • authorship — [[t]ɔ͟ːθə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT The authorship of a piece of writing is the identity of the person who wrote it. Its authorship has been disputed. 2) N UNCOUNT Authorship is the activity or job of writing books or articles. It was her first try …   English dictionary

  • authorship — au|thor|ship [ˈo:θəʃıp US ˈo:θər ] n [U] 1.) the fact that you have written a particular book, document etc ▪ There s no evidence to dispute his claim to authorship. authorship of ▪ an investigation into the authorship of the Bible 2.) formal the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • authorship — /aw theuhr ship /, n. 1. origin, esp. with reference to an author, creator, producer, etc., of a work: establishing the authorship of early medieval manuscripts. 2. the occupation or career of writing books, articles, etc. [1700 10; AUTHOR +… …   Universalium

  • authorship — noun a) The quality or state of being an author; the function or dignity of an author. b) The source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs …   Wiktionary

  • authorship — noun (U) 1 the fact that you have written a particular book, document etc: There s no evidence to dispute his claim to authorship. 2 formal the profession of writing books …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • authorship — au•thor•ship [[t]ˈɔ θərˌʃɪp[/t]] n. 1) origin, esp. with reference to an author, creator, or producer of a work: to establish the authorship of a medieval poem[/ex] 2) the occupation or career of writing • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

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