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3 definitions found
 for authorship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Authorship \Au"thor*ship\, n.
     1. The quality or state of being an author; function or
        dignity of an author.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book
        or review, or of an act, or state of affairs.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  authorship
      n 1: the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of
           therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
           [syn: writing, authorship, composition, penning]
      2: the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the
         authorship of the theory is disputed" [syn: authorship,
         paternity]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "authorship":
     artistry, authorcraft, automatic writing, beginning,
     cacoethes scribendi, coinage, composition, conception, concoction,
     contrivance, contriving, creation, creative effort,
     creative writing, devising, drama-writing, editorial-writing,
     essay-writing, expository writing, fabrication,
     facility in writing, feature-writing, generation, graphomania,
     graphorrhea, graphospasm, hatching, improvisation, inditement,
     invention, journalism, libretto-writing, literary artistry,
     literary composition, literary power, literary production,
     literary talent, making do, mintage, novel-writing, origination,
     pen, pencraft, playwriting, ready pen, rewriting,
     short-story writing, skill with words, technical writing,
     verse-writing, writing
  
  

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