Definition of coauthor in English:



  • A joint author.

    • ‘National Guard biologists work with specialists from outside the military and sometimes appear as co-authors on the final studies.’
    • ‘I'm working on one now, but my three co-authors are dead and the first planning document is missing.’
    • ‘The addition of Ross as a co-author is probably intended to create a façade of scientific authority.’
    • ‘He deliberately keeps his films sketchy, ‘open systems’ so that the audience can become co-authors.’
    • ‘Martin has a PhD in behavioural biology and a track record as author and co-author of popular science books.’
    • ‘In fact, Chris and I are co-authors of the House version of that bill.’
    • ‘He is the co-author of several books on Wisconsin golf courses and fishing.’
    • ‘They're the co-authors of ‘Actual Innocence.’’
    • ‘Gary Gardner, co-author of the report, said the impact of chronic hunger and obesity was immense.’
    • ‘His co-authors included 18 scientists from around the world, making this the largest collaboration of its type.’
    • ‘His co-author was Roger Kahn, one of the best writers ever on the topic of baseball.’
    • ‘However its co-authors have had huge difficulty getting their work assessed by academic experts.’
    • ‘His co-author is an IT consultant specializing in enterprise management.’
    • ‘As a co-author of that document, I would like to clarify points raised in both articles.’
    • ‘Jerry is author or co-author of several hundred articles and more than 30 books.’
    • ‘Six of those scientists are co-authors of the study to be published in Nature.’


  • Be a joint author of (a book, paper, or report)

    • ‘She is equally passionate about cooking, and has co-authored a book on royal cuisine with her husband.’
    • ‘I would like to thank the academics from the seven universities from British Columbia to Nova Scotia who co-authored these papers.’
    • ‘In addition to several articles in the first series, he co-authored a book.’
    • ‘In 1954 he co-authored a scientific paper that first made the link between smoking and lung cancer.’
    • ‘He authored or co-authored almost 800 technical reports and professional papers.’
    • ‘Austin has written three novels and co-authored four non-fiction books.’
    • ‘She is currently working on a research project for the Northern Refugee Centre and is co-authoring a book on Health and the Social Sciences.’
    • ‘Towards that end, he and I have been slowly co-authoring a paper on blogs and politics.’
    • ‘Most of his books have been co-authored.’
    • ‘He has co-authored four books, and produced papers on various aspects of law.’
    • ‘He has co-authored a paper that he hopes could help change the way academics and policy-makers look at entrepreneurs.’
    • ‘Besides, he has co-authored a book, Comics in a New Role.’
    • ‘She also co-authored a book criticizing the World Bank's environmental policy.’
    • ‘He has authored or co-authored nearly two dozen books.’
    • ‘He had by then co-authored several books with his father on American folk music.’
    • ‘While she claims that she will no longer edit his books, he said, ‘I am looking forward to co-authoring some books with her.’’
    • ‘The business partners have co-authored several articles and books on business strategies and innovation.’
    • ‘She is the author of numerous research articles in scholarly journals and has co-authored a book chapter.’
    • ‘Dean has also authored or co-authored any number of papers debunking astrology.’
    • ‘I was co-authoring a paper with him at the time and I was affected by some data that were lost.’