a person having managerial and sometimes policy-making responsibility for the editorial part of a publishing firm or of a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.
the supervisor or conductor of a department of a newspaper, magazine, etc.: the sports editor of a newspaper.
a person who edits material for publication, films, etc.
a device for editing film or magnetic tape.

1640–50; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin: publisher; see edit, -tor

preeditor, noun
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editor (ˈɛdɪtə)
1.  a person who edits written material for publication
2.  a person in overall charge of the editing and often the policy of a newspaper or periodical
3.  a person in charge of one section of a newspaper or periodical: the sports editor
4.  films
 a.  a person who makes a selection and arrangement of individual shots in order to construct the flowing sequence of images for a film
 b.  a device for editing film, including a viewer and a splicer
5.  television, radio a person in overall control of a programme that consists of various items, such as a news or magazine style programme
6.  a computer program that facilitates the deletion or insertion of data within information already stored in a computer
[C17: from Late Latin: producer, exhibitor, from ēdere to give out, publish, from ē- out + dāre to give]

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Word Origin & History

1640s, "publisher," from L. editus, from edere (see edition). By 1712 in sense of "person who prepares written matter for publication;" specific sense in newspapers is from 1803.
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Example sentences for editors
The supplement was again produced by two editors working in parallel.
Editors and scientists alike insist on the pivotal importance of peer review.
For instance, in past years, picture editors dealt only with just that picture.
Although not the majority today, women are still part of the field of working
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