compositor


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com·pos·i·tor

 (kəm-pŏz′ĭ-tər)
n.
One that sets written material into type; a typesetter.

[Middle English compositur, one who composes, settler of disputes, from Anglo-Norman compositour, from Latin, writer, compiler, from compōnere, composit-, to put together; see component.]

com·pos′i·to′ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

compositor

(kəmˈpɒzɪtə)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a person who sets and corrects type and generally assembles text and illustrations for printing. Sometimes shortened to: comp
compositorial adj

com•pos•i•tor

(kəmˈpɒz ɪ tər)

n.
a person who sets the type or text for printing.
[1560–70; < Latin: one who composes]
com•pos`i•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compositor - one who sets written material into typecompositor - one who sets written material into type
pressman, printer - someone whose occupation is printing
Translations

compositor

[kəmˈpɒzɪtəʳ] Ncajista mf

compositor

[kəmˈpɒzɪtər] ncompositeur/trice m/f

compositor

n (Typ) → (Schrift)setzer(in) m(f)

compositor

[kəmˈpɒzɪtəʳ] n (Typ) → compositore m
References in classic literature ?
Most of it was in blank, but the solitary compositor who did the thing had amused himself by making a grotesque scheme of ad- vertisement stereo on the back page.
Pshaw, my dear fellow, what do the public, the great unobservant public, who could hardly tell a weaver by his tooth or a compositor by his left thumb, care about the finer shades of analysis and deduction
The affair ended in our going to the State capital, where my father found work as a reporter of legislative proceedings for one of the daily journals, and I was taken into the office as a compositor.
nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.
Honest and hearty was Charles's dislike, and the past spread itself out very clearly before him; hatred is a skilful compositor.
The curses to which the General gave a low utterance, as soon as Rebecca and her conqueror had quitted him, were so deep, that I am sure no compositor would venture to print them were they written down.
Here, too, is a curious little work upon the influence of a trade upon the form of the hand, with lithotypes of the hands of slaters, sailors, corkcutters, compositors, weavers, and diamond-polishers.
There was indeed the sound of shouting in the street, and a little group of compositors and pressmen was forming in the hall below and nerving itself to action.
Born in Leeds, the son of a compositor on a newspaper, Cowling joined the Met Office at the start of World War II, stationed as a meteorological assistant with No.
Ronnie was an apprentice compositor working for Co-operative Press in Rutherford Street, now long ago.
TODAY, we salute one of our own, Charlie McLaughlin, 99, a former Daily Record compositor whose real-life exploits make the adventures of Indiana Jones look like a short story.
It might be a useful exercise if the compositor or printsetter actually tried to fill in one of these entry forms in the limited space provided with a normal pen.