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compositor

[ kuhm-poz-i-ter ]
/ kəmˈpɒz ɪ tər /
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noun
a person who sets the type or text for printing.
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Origin of compositor

1325–75 for earlier sense “referee, arbiter”; 1560–70 for current sense; Middle English <Latin: one who composes, equivalent to composi-, variant stem of compōnere (see component, composite) + -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM compositor

com·pos·i·to·ri·al [kuhm-poz-i-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /kəmˌpɒz ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for compositor

compositor
/ (kəmˈpɒzɪtə) /

noun
printing a person who sets and corrects type and generally assembles text and illustrations for printingSometimes shortened to: comp

Derived forms of compositor

compositorial (kəmˌpɒzɪˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
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