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au·thor·ship

 (ô′thər-shĭp′)
n.
1. The act, fact, or occupation of writing.
2. Source or origin, as of a book or idea: a poem of disputed authorship.

authorship

(ˈɔːθəˌʃɪp)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the origin or originator of a written work, plan, etc: a book of unknown authorship.
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the profession of writing books

au•thor•ship

(ˈɔ θərˌʃɪp)

n.
1. origin, esp. with reference to an author, creator, or producer of a work: to establish the authorship of a medieval poem.
2. the occupation or career of writing.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.authorship - the act of creating written worksauthorship - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
verbal creation - creating something by the use of speech and language
adoxography - fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects; "Elizabethan schoolboys were taught adoxography, the art of eruditely praising worthless things"; "adoxography is particularly useful to lawyers"
drafting - writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
dramatisation, dramatization - conversion into dramatic form; "the play was a dramatization of a short story"
fabrication, fictionalisation, fictionalization - writing in a fictional form
historiography - the writing of history
metrification - writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)
novelisation, novelization - converting something into the form of a novel
redaction - the act of putting something in writing
lexicography - the act of writing dictionaries
versification - the art or practice of writing verse
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
write about, write of, write on - write about a particular topic; "Snow wrote about China"
profile - write about; "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
paragraph - write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
dash off, fling off, scratch off, toss off, knock off - write quickly; "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
rewrite - rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose; "re-write a play for use in schools"
write copy - write for commercial publications; "She writes copy for Harper's Bazaar"
dramatise, dramatize, adopt - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
draft, outline - draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
author - be the author of; "She authored this play"
co-author - be a co-author on (a book, a paper)
ghostwrite, ghost - write for someone else; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"
annotate, footnote - add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments; "The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"
reference, cite - refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"
write out, write up - put into writing; write in complete form; "write out a contract"
script - write a script for; "The playwright scripted the movie"
2.authorship - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
founding, instauration, origination, initiation, innovation, creation, institution, introduction, foundation - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
Translations
تَأليف، كَون الشَّخْص كاتِباً
авторство
autorstvíspisovatelství
forfatterskab
autorstvo
szerzõség
ritstörf
autorstvo
yazarlık

authorship

[ˈɔːθəʃɪp] N
1. [of book etc] → autoría f
of unknown authorshipde autor desconocido
2. (= profession) → profesión f de autor

authorship

[ˈɔːθərʃɪp] n [book, poem, letter] → paternité f

authorship

n
Autorschaft f, → Verfasserschaft f; of unknown authorshipeines unbekannten Autors or Verfassers; he claimed/denied authorship of the articleer bekannte/bestritt, den Artikel verfasst or geschrieben zu haben; there are disagreements as to the authorship of the playder Autor des Stückes ist umstritten
(= occupation)Schriftstellerberuf m

authorship

[ˈɔːθəˌʃɪp] npaternità (letteraria)

author

(ˈoːθə) feminine sometimes ˈauthoress noun
the writer of a book, article, play etc. He used to be a well-known author but his books are out of print now.
ˈauthorship noun
the state or fact of being an author.
References in classic literature ?
Even authorship was taking a start; Sir Dinadan the Humor- ist was first in the field, with a volume of gray-headed jokes which I had been familiar with during thirteen centuries.
I have taken with fear and trembling to authorship.
I do not know what he means to do with himself after leaving college, but trust that, by dabbling so early with the dangerous and seductive business of authorship, he will not bc tempted to become an author by profession.
Fac-simile copies of this piece had been in possession of the present editor some time previous to its publication in "Scribner's Magazine" for September, 1875; but as proofs of the authorship claimed for it were not forthcoming, he refrained from publishing it as requested.
She walked about disdainfully, unwilling to be enthusiastic over monuments of uncertain authorship or date.
His father, who had died young, had filled a small diplomatic post, and it had been intended that the son should follow the same career; but an insatiable taste for letters had thrown the young man into journalism, then into authorship (apparently unsuccessful), and at length--after other experiments and vicissitudes which he spared his listener--into tutoring English youths in Switzerland.
Here was a weary experience in which he was as utterly condemned to loneliness as in the despair which sometimes threatened him while toiling in the morass of authorship without seeming nearer to the goal.
I recall very fully the moment and the place when I first heard of 'Don Quixote,' while as yet I could not connect it very distinctly with anybody's authorship.
Authorship seemed, like her bannock-baking, to consist of running between two points.
By taking advantage of the fact that he and Werper always were kept together, Mugambi sought to learn what the other knew of the whereabouts of Tarzan, or the authorship of the raid upon the bungalow, as well as the fate of Lady Greystoke; but as he was confined to the accidents of conversation for this information, not daring to acquaint Werper with his true identity, and as Werper was equally anxious to conceal from the world his part in the destruction of his host's home and happiness, Mugambi learned nothing--at least in this way.
His second-hand ideas of authorship were wrong, for here was the proof of it.
Skeptical persons have doubted Homer's authorship of the