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(of a constituent of a rock) formed in the rock where it is found.
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(of minerals) having crystallized in a sediment during or after deposition


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    a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as distinguished from a compiler, translator, editor, or copyist. the literary production or productions of a writer: to find a passage in an author. the maker of anything; creator; originator: the author of a new tax plan. Computers. the writer […]

  • Author’s alteration

    a correction or change made in typeset copy that is not a correction of an error introduced by the compositor. Abbreviation: AA, A.A., a.a., aa.

  • Author catalog

    a catalog whose entries are listed by author, editor, compiler, translator, or other party considered to have responsibility for the creation or assembly of the work specified. Historical Examples author catalog and shelflist on cards for the departmental libraries located in buildings not connecting with the general library. Papers and Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Annual […]

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    origin, especially with reference to an , creator, producer, etc., of a work: establishing the authorship of early medieval manuscripts. the occupation or career of writing books, articles, etc. Contemporary Examples Then last weekend the Sunday Times broke the story of her authorship, and Rowling quickly fessed up. J.K. Rowling’s Hardboiled Hoax Malcolm Jones July […]

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