compositor

[ kuh m-poz-i-ter ]
/ kəmˈpɒz ɪ tər /

noun

a person who sets the type or text for printing.

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  1. composition,
  2. composition of forces,
  3. composition series,
  4. compositional,
  5. compositive,
  6. compossible,
  7. compost,
  8. compostable,
  9. compostela,
  10. compostela, santiago de

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

Related formscom·pos·i·to·ri·al [kuh m-poz-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -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 Formscompositorial (kəmˌpɒzɪˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective

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