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English noun: editor

1. editor (person) a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)


Synonymseditor in chief


Broader (hypernym)skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker


Narrower (hyponym)anthologist, art editor, bowdleriser, bowdlerizer, copy editor, copyreader, expurgator, managing editor, newspaper editor, redact, redactor, reviser, rewrite man, rewriter, subeditor, text editor


Instance hyponymBowdler, Cattell, Howe, Irving Howe, James McKeen Cattell, Thomas Bowdler

2. editor (communication) (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data


Synonymseditor program


Broader (hypernym)application, application program, applications programme


Narrower (hyponym)linkage editor, text editor


Domain categorycomputer science, computing









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