Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that sets written material into type; a typesetter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In printing, one who sets types; a type-setter.
  • noun A composing or type-setting machine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who composes or sets in order.
  • noun (Print.) One who sets type and arranges it for use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who sets type; a typesetter.
  • noun One who, or that which, composes or sets in order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one who sets written material into type

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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