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Noun: authorship  'o-thu(r),ship
  1. The act of creating written works
    "it was a matter of disputed authorship";
    - writing, composition, penning
  2. The act of initiating a new idea, theory or writing
    "the authorship of the theory is disputed";
    - paternity

Derived forms: authorships

Type of: creation, debut, entry, first appearance, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, launching, origination, unveiling, verbal creation

Encyclopedia: Authorship