Etymology
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editor (n.)

1640s, "publisher," from Latin editor "one who puts forth," agent noun from editus, past participle of edere "to bring forth, produce" (see edition). By 1712 in sense of "person who prepares written matter for publication;" specific sense in newspapers is from 1803.

Origin and meaning of editor

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Definitions of editor

editor (n.)
a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine);
Synonyms: editor in chief
editor (n.)
(computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data;
Synonyms: editor program
From wordnet.princeton.edu