• WordNet 3.6
    • n authorship the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
    • n authorship the act of creating written works "writing was a form of therapy for him","it was a matter of disputed authorship"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Authorship Source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs.
    • Authorship The quality or state of being an author; function or dignity of an author.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n authorship The source or cause of anything that may be said to have an author; origination; causation: as, the authorship of an invention or of a political movement; a book whose authorship is unknown.
    • n authorship The state of being an author; the occupation of writing books.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Authorship state or quality of being an author
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  • George Wald
    George Wald
    “We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.”
  • George Sand
    “The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. auctoraugēre, auctum, to cause things to increase, to produce.


In literature:

The exigencies of authorship force us to be conscientious sight-seers.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Who is our benefactress in the authorship of these books, the world knows not.
"The Angel Children" by Charlotte M. Higgins
It is needless to go into extended discussion as to the authorship of the Monroe Doctrine.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
It bears on the matter of my authorship in another way.
"Notes on My Books" by Joseph Conrad
Without indication of authorship.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
Do you think you shall ever grow tired of authorship?
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
It leaves the absolute fact of His authorship of and supremacy over Nature precisely where it was.
"Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws" by James Buchanan
And so to most scholars John's authorship of the Fourth Gospel is unthinkable.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Nor is the book so remarkable as to preclude the possibility of Henry's authorship.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
Righteousness is worth nothing without the one, nor authorship without the other.
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon

In poetry:

No, I will dust my books and put them by,
Yet never look into their leaves again;
For scarce a soul remembers them save I,
Re-reading them would only give me pain.
So I will sigh, and say with curling lip:
Futility! Thy name is authorship.
"Futility" by Robert W Service

In news:

What works of authorship can be copyrighted.
Novels, poetry and songs are among the original works of authorship subject to copyright protection.
The Real Appeal of Entrepreneurs, from Ira Glass to Zuck: Authorship of Life.
The End of Authorship .
What is Authorship and How is it Determined.
Common Reasons for Changes in Authorship .
Literary Sleuth Casts Doubt on the Authorship of an Iconic Christmas Poem.
One can argue about how long copyright should last, but authorship is forever.
Scott Evans is the author of "First Folio ", a mystery book talking about the Shakespeare authorship debate.
As for the Warhol Foundation, I assume they also regard the rejection of authorship as a form of originality , but want to make a distinction between some anti-original originals and other anti-original originals .
William Shakespeare died in 1616, and nearly four centuries later some still debate the authorship of his plays.
But many of the bishops seemed to fear that they would back into a theology that denied God's authorship of AIDS but only at the cost of denying altogether God's intervention in human life.
Martin Kippenberger's "Untitled," from the series "Dear Painter, Paint for Me," which questions issues like authorship.
Add Google Authorship to Your Blog.
A copyright is a grant of rights from the government for original works of authorship, such as books, songs, plays, computer programs, CD-ROMS, that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression.

In science:

This creates a social ecology of knowledge — where information is shared and flows along co-authorship and citation ties.
Information Diffusion in Computer Science Citation Networks
Due to the paucity of data per reviewer or per paper (relative to other recommender systems applications) we show how we can integrate information about publication sub ject categories, contents of paper abstracts, and co-authorship information to learn improved paper-reviewer preference models.
Recommender Systems for the Conference Paper Assignment Problem
However, thanks to the transparency of the system, most of these problems could be easily solved: studying the authorship network editors could find automatically the “distance” of the referees from the authors, weighting their comments accordingly.
Accelerating the pace of discovery by changing the peer review algorithm
A quantitative modification to keep the number of published papers invariant under multiple authorship is suggested.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
It is denoted “Tailor Based Allocations (TBA)” for multiple authorship.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index