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  • Author — Au thor ([add] th[ e]r), n. [OE. authour, autour, OF. autor, F. auteur, fr. L. auctor, sometimes, but erroneously, written autor or author, fr. augere to increase, to produce. See {Auction}, n.] 1. The beginner, former, or first mover of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Author — Au thor ([add] th[ e]r), v. t. 1. To occasion; to originate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such an overthrow . . . I have authored. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To tell; to say; to declare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] More of him I dare not author. Massinger.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Author — Authorship redirects here. For the use in academia, see Academic authorship. For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). An author is broadly defined as the person who originates or gives existence to anything and that authorship determines… …   Wikipedia

  • author — I. noun Etymology: Middle English auctour, from Anglo French auctor, autor, from Latin auctor promoter, originator, author, from augēre to increase more at eke Date: 14th century 1. a. one that originates or creates ; source < software authors > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Author Emeritus — award is an honorary title bestowed by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. It was created as a way to recognize and appreciate senior writers in the genres of science fiction and fantasy who have made significant contributions to …   Wikipedia

  • Author surrogate — As a literary technique, an author surrogate is a character who expresses the ideas, questions, personality and morality of the author. Upon occasion, authors insert themselves under their own name into their works, typically for humorous or… …   Wikipedia

  • Author, Author (novel) — infobox Book | name = Author, Author title orig = translator = image caption = author = David Lodge illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Modern fiction publisher = Viking Press release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • Author mill — An author mill is a variety of vanity press.cite news first=Paula last=Span url= dyn/A25187 2005Jan20 title=Making Books publisher=Washington Post date=2005 01 23 accessdate=2006 12 26] The name was coined by… …   Wikipedia

  • Author character — An author character (commonly referred to as an AC) or self insertion is a guest appearance of the author of a story or a character created by the author, usually in fan fiction, that interacts with the plot and characters as if they were created …   Wikipedia

  • Author (biology) — In biology, the author (or authors) of the scientific name of a taxon is the person (or team) who first makes the name available by using it in a scientific publication while fulfilling the formal requirements. For details see:* author citation… …   Wikipedia

  • Death of the Author — The Death of the Author is a 1967 essay by the French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes. Barthes s essay argues against traditional literary criticism s practice of incorporating the intentions and biographical context of an author in… …   Wikipedia

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