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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

compositor

[kəmˈpɒzɪtəʳ] Ncajista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

compositor

[kəmˈpɒzɪtər] ncompositeur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

compositor

n (Typ) → (Schrift)setzer(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

compositor

[kəmˈpɒzɪtəʳ] n (Typ) → compositore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
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.
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. In this way I came into living contact with literature again, and the daydreams began once more over the familiar cases of type.
Honest and hearty was Charles's dislike, and the past spread itself out very clearly before him; hatred is a skilful compositor. As if they were heads in a note-book, he ran through all the incidents of the Schlegels' campaign: the attempt to compromise his brother, his mother's legacy, his father's marriage, the introduction of the furniture, the unpacking of the same.
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.
A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.
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.
"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!
"When the typesetting was complete the lines of type were sent to the stone area where compositors, under the direction of sub-editors, assembled them together with hot metal adverts and photographs to form individual pages.
"I think it is revolutionizing compositing," says Mark Breakspear, vfx supervisor at CIS Vancouver, where compositors recently used Nuke to create complex environments for the upcoming film "Salt." Chris Balog, compositor at Industrial Light & Magic, says, "We couldn't have done 'Iron Man 2' without it."