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noun [countable]     editor pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    someone whose job is to be in charge of a newspaper or magazine

    the editor of The Times

    1. a.
  2. 2
    someone whose job is to edit books, documents, or films

    She worked as a script editor for years.

    1. a.
      someone who produces a book by choosing, arranging, and explaining things that other people have written

      the editor of the four-volume History of Literature

    2. b.
      someone whose job is to produce books for a publisher by finding writers and working with them
  3. 3
    computing a computer program used for writing or editing documents, files, or programs


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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