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Definition of editor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who is in charge of a newspaper, magazine, etc., or part of one, and who decides what should be included the editor of “The Washington Post” the sports/financial/fashion editor
  2. 2a person who prepares a book to be published, for example by checking and correcting the text, making improvements, etc. see also copy editor, managing editor
  3. 3a person who prepares a movie, radio, or television program for being shown or broadcast by deciding what to include, and what order it should be in
  4. 4a person who works as a journalist for radio or television reporting on a particular area of news our economics editor
  5. 5a person who chooses texts written by one or by several writers and prepares them to be published in a book She's the editor of a new collection of ghost stories.
  6. 6(computing) a program that allows you to change stored text or data
noun [uncountable] the editorship of “The Denver Post”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: editor