Definition of authoring in English:



  • [mass noun] The creation of programs and databases for computer applications such as computer-assisted learning or multimedia products.

    [as modifier] ‘an authoring system’
    • ‘The lightest models may not have all the bells and whistles, but they will usually serve for short trips unless you do serious multimedia authoring while on the road.’
    • ‘Aside from that, there is also lots of authoring software available these days.’
    • ‘It is increasingly the case that Web content and services are developed using a variety of more or less sophisticated authoring tools, packages etc.’
    • ‘Traditionally, DVD authoring has been an expensive affair.’
    • ‘DVD burners are rapidly becoming cost-effective tools for authoring DVD video discs, backing up files and as CD burners to boot.’
    • ‘Some website authoring software packages only allow you to entire plain, unformatted text.’
    • ‘Certainly if you need the added performance - for example, you're doing fairly serious multimedia content authoring - then the added price may be worth the added productivity gain.’
    • ‘The program reduces all your authoring efforts to three simple clicks, and when the DVD is ready, you just have to put it into the player.’
    • ‘This is based on a professional music authoring package.’
    • ‘It has most of the features you would expect from a full-featured content management system, including distributed authoring of content, workflow and support for user roles and groups.’