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coauthor

[koh-aw-ther, koh-aw-] /koʊˈɔ θər, ˈkoʊˌɔ-/
noun
1.
one of two or more joint authors.
verb (used with object)
2.
to write in joint authorship.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; co- + author
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Examples from the web for coauthor
  • IF it is so important to get it out, let the coauthor pick it up and run with it.
  • Usually, they expect that you coauthor with them so that they can also ride on your tail.
  • He's also the coauthor of a book about the history of cargo containerization.
British Dictionary definitions for coauthor

coauthor

/kəʊˈɔːθə/
noun
1.
a person who shares the writing of a book, article, etc, with another
verb
2.
(transitive) to be the joint author of (a book, article, etc)
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Word Origin and History for coauthor
n.

also co-author, from co- + author. From 1948 as a verb. Related: Coauthored; coauthoring.

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