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Definition 1: the act of creating written works - [noun denoting act]

Samples where authorship or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writing was a form of therapy for him
  • it was a matter of disputed authorship

Synonyms for authorship in the sense of this definition

(authorship is a kind of ...) creating something by the use of speech and language

(... is a kind of authorship ) the art or practice of writing verse

(... is a kind of authorship ) the act of writing dictionaries

(... is a kind of authorship ) the act of putting something in writing

(... is a kind of authorship ) converting something into the form of a novel

(... is a kind of authorship ) writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)

(... is a kind of authorship ) the writing of history

(... is a kind of authorship ) writing in a fictional form

(... is a kind of authorship ) conversion into dramatic form

"the play was a dramatization of a short story"

(... is a kind of authorship ) writing a first version to be filled out and polished later

(... is a kind of authorship ) fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects

"Elizabethan schoolboys were taught adoxography, the art of eruditely praising worthless things" "adoxography is particularly useful to lawyers"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) be the author of

"She authored this play"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) be a co-author on (a book, a paper)

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write for someone else

"How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

"The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) refer to

"he referenced his colleagues' work"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) put into writing; write in complete form

"write out a contract"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) draw up an outline or sketch for something

"draft a speech"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) put into dramatic form

"adopt a book for a screenplay"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write for commercial publications

"She writes copy for Harper's Bazaar"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose

"re-write a play for use in schools"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write quickly

"She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper" "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write about

"The author of this article profiles a famous painter"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write about a particular topic

"Snow wrote about China"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(authorship is the domain which ... is member of) write a script for

"The playwright scripted the movie"

Definition 2: the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where authorship or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the authorship of the theory is disputed

Synonyms for authorship in the sense of this definition

(authorship is a kind of ...) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult" "the foundation of a new scientific society"

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