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1    a person who edits written material for publication  
2    a person in overall charge of the editing and often the policy of a newspaper or periodical  
3    a person in charge of one section of a newspaper or periodical  
the sports editor     
4      (Films)  
a    a person who makes a selection and arrangement of individual shots in order to construct the flowing sequence of images for a film  
b    a device for editing film, including a viewer and a splicer  
5      (Television, radio)   a person in overall control of a programme that consists of various items, such as a news or magazine style programme  
6    a computer program that facilitates the deletion or insertion of data to information already stored in a computer  
     (C17: from Late Latin: producer, exhibitor, from edere to give out, publish, from e- out + dare to give)  
  editorship      n  

city editor  
      n     (on a newspaper)  
1      (Brit)   the editor in charge of financial and commercial news  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   the editor in charge of local news  
editor in chief  
      n   the controlling editor of a publication  
footsteps editor  
      n     (Brit, films)   the technician who adds sound effects, such as doors closing, rain falling, etc., during the postproduction sound-dubbing process,   (U.S. name)    foley, foley artist  
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