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author

The writer of an article, chapter, or other complete written work.
Many articles, proceedings, or books have multiple authors; the names of the authors following the first author are known as co-authors. Corporations, government agencies, and associations may also be listed as authors of a work.

author

Journalism A person involved in writing a manuscript

au·thor

(aw'thŏr)
medical transcription Person who orally creates a report to be transcribed.
Synonym(s): dictator, originator.
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But in the present crisis the author wonders "Whether the hair-brain'dness of the present world, will give leasure enough to most, to dwell upon any thing at all, much less to practise Heroical Vertues with such a constant settledness as is necessary, being the chief intention of the Authour (as I conceive) in writing of this Romance.
According to Heminge and Condell's dedicatory epistle to the First Folio (1623), their lordships had "prosequuted" Shakespeare's writings "and their Authour living" with "much fauour.
A 1630 edition printed at London bears the full title, Aristippus, or, The iouiall philosopher: demonstratiuelie proouing, that quarters, pintes, and pottles are sometimes necessary authours in a scholers library : presented in a priuate shew.
This report agree with the work of many authours who work on the toxicity of different freshwater fishes.
Moreover, "It is incident to words, as to their authours, to degenerate from their ancestors.
Timothy Kendall reproduces Palsgrave's language almost verbatim, however, in his translation of a poem by Theocritus; describing Cupid's response to being stung by bees, Kendall writes: "He stamps, he stares, he taketh on: he knowes not what to doe"; Flowers of Epigrammes, Out of Sundrie the Moste Singular Authours Selected, As Well Auncient as Late Writers (London, 1577), sig.