1 the origin of a book or other written work (of unknown authorship).
2 the occupation of writing.
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Authorship — Au thor*ship, n. 1. The quality or state of being an author; function or dignity of an author. [1913 Webster] 2. Source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
authorship — [ô′thərship΄] n. 1. the profession or occupation of a writer 2. the origin (of a book, etc.) with reference to its author [a story of unknown authorship] 3. the source (of an idea, deed, etc.) with reference to its originator … English World dictionary
authorship — index creation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
authorship — (n.) c.1500, the function of being a writer, from AUTHOR (Cf. author) (n.) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Meaning literary origin is attested from 1825 … Etymology dictionary
authorship — n. to establish authorship (to establish the authorship of an ancient manuscript) * * * [ ɔːθəʃɪp] to establish authorship (to establish the authorship of an ancient manuscript) … Combinatory dictionary
authorship — [[t]ɔ͟ːθə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT The authorship of a piece of writing is the identity of the person who wrote it. Its authorship has been disputed. 2) N UNCOUNT Authorship is the activity or job of writing books or articles. It was her first try … English dictionary
authorship — au|thor|ship [ˈo:θəʃıp US ˈo:θər ] n [U] 1.) the fact that you have written a particular book, document etc ▪ There s no evidence to dispute his claim to authorship. authorship of ▪ an investigation into the authorship of the Bible 2.) formal the … Dictionary of contemporary English
authorship — /aw theuhr ship /, n. 1. origin, esp. with reference to an author, creator, producer, etc., of a work: establishing the authorship of early medieval manuscripts. 2. the occupation or career of writing books, articles, etc. [1700 10; AUTHOR +… … Universalium
authorship — noun a) The quality or state of being an author; the function or dignity of an author. b) The source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs … Wiktionary
authorship — noun (U) 1 the fact that you have written a particular book, document etc: There s no evidence to dispute his claim to authorship. 2 formal the profession of writing books … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
authorship — au•thor•ship [[t]ˈɔ θərˌʃɪp[/t]] n. 1) origin, esp. with reference to an author, creator, or producer of a work: to establish the authorship of a medieval poem[/ex] 2) the occupation or career of writing • Etymology: 1700–10 … From formal English to slang