a person who sets the type or text for printing.
- com·pos·i·to·ri·al [kuhm-poz-i-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /kəmˌpɒz ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
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How to use compositor in a sentence
One of these was an old compositor who had "held a case" in that office for many years.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
Companies were as hopelessly jumbled and mixed as a galley of type that a compositor has dropped downstairs.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
Thence the proof passes back again to the compositor, who corrects the type in accordance with the proof-reader's markings.
The portion thus given each compositor is called a "take," and its length is determined by circumstances.
If many such occur, the proof is again passed to the compositor for further correction and the taking of fresh proofs.
British Dictionary definitions for compositor
printing a person who sets and corrects type and generally assembles text and illustrations for printing: Sometimes shortened to: comp
- compositorial (kəmˌpɒzɪˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
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