Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of editor
Meaning of editor by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    From Latin editionem ( nominative editio ) ‘a bringing forth, producing’, from perfect passive participle editus, from stem of verb edere, ‘bring forth, produce’, from ex-, ‘out’ + -dere, combining form of dare, ‘to give’; + noun of agent suffix -or .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɛd.ɪ.tə( ɹ )/, X-SAMPA: /"Ed.I.t@( r\ )/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈɛɾɪɾɹ̩/, X-SAMPA: /"E4I4r\=/


    editor ( plural: editors )

    1. A person who edits or makes changes to documents .
    2. A copy editor .
    3. A person who edited a specific document.
    4. A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.
    5. A machine used for editing ( cutting and splicing ) movie film
    6. ( computer software ) A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.
    7. ( television, cinematography ) Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor .


Explanation of editor by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data

    2. a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication

    Definition of editor by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Editor n. [L., that which produces, from edere to publish: cf. F. éditeur.] One who edits; esp., a person who prepares, superintends, revises, and corrects a book, magazine, or newspaper, etc., for publication.