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Meaning of editor

ed•i•tor

Pronunciation: (ed'i-tur), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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