Editor meaning

ĕdĭ-tər
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A person who edits or makes changes to documents.
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One who edits, especially as an occupation.
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A copy editor.
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A person who edited a specific document.
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A person at a newspaper or similar institution who edits stories and decides which ones to publish.
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A machine used for editing (cutting and splicing) movie film.
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(computer software) A program for creating and making changes to files, especially text files.
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(television, cinematography) Someone who manipulates video footage and assembles it into the correct order etc for broadcast; a picture editor.
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The definition of an editor is a person who prepares a final copy of something by taking out extra words and fixing errors.

An example of an editor is the head of a newspaper.

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One who writes editorials.
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A device for editing film, consisting basically of a splicer and viewer.
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(computers) A program used to edit text or data files.
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A person who edits; often, specif., one whose work is procuring and editing manuscripts.
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The head of a department of a newspaper, magazine, etc.
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A device for editing film, videotape, etc. as by viewing, cutting, and splicing.
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Origin of editor

  • Late Latin ēditor publisher from Latin ēditus past participle of ēdere to publish edit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin ēditor, from Late Latin ēditor, from ēditus, perfect passive participle of ēdō (“to give out, put forth, publish”).

    From Wiktionary