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[bahy-lahyn] /ˈbaɪˌlaɪn/ Journalism.
a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name.
verb (used with object), bylined, bylining.
to accompany with a byline:
Was the newspaper report bylined or was it anonymous?
Origin of byline
1925-30, Americanism; by- + line1
Related forms
unbylined, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Neither version of the article has a byline or any kind of author credit but one is clearly modified from the other.
  • She wrote up some of his notes so well that he wanted to publish them under her byline.
  • Henceforth the byline matters, unusually so in our case.
  • While they were making a conventional truck, they mentioned as a byline that they are also now making hybrid trucks.
Word Origin and History for byline

1926, "line giving the name of the writer of an article in a newspaper or magazine;" it typically reads BY ________. From by (prep.) + line (n.). As a verb by 1958.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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