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[ed-i-ter] /ˈɛd ɪ tər/
noun
1.
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.
2.
the supervisor or conductor of a department of a newspaper, magazine, etc.:
the sports editor of a newspaper.
3.
a person who edits material for publication, films, etc.
4.
a device for editing film or magnetic tape.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin: publisher; see edit, -tor
Related forms
preeditor, noun
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editor

/ˈɛdɪtə/
noun
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)
  1. a person who makes a selection and arrangement of individual shots in order to construct the flowing sequence of images for a film
  2. 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
Derived Forms
editorship, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin: producer, exhibitor, from ēdere to give out, publish, from ē- out + dāre to give
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Word Origin and History for preeditor
editor
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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