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Definition of "authorship" [au•thor•ship]

  • The act, fact, or occupation of writing. (noun)
  • Source or origin, as of a book or idea: a poem of disputed authorship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "authorship" in a sentence
  • "Although all authorship is ultimately failure, as judged by its categorical inability to express the pure essence of an inspiration or idea, writing can sidestep and even subvert this inbuilt inability after a fashion by deliberately generating a sense that the words are reductions of awesome truths that loom behind them."
  • "By focusing on aspects of the book other than plain authorship, you too can amass an extraordinary collection without draining the tank."
  • "Also unlike conventional copyright arrangements, others are not prevented by force of law from doing the same with the work in question, provided that (under the attribution form of license) the authorship is noted."