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editor

1. Films
a. a person who makes a selection and arrangement of individual shots in order to construct the flowing sequence of images for a film
b. a device for editing film, including a viewer and a splicer
2. a computer program that facilitates the deletion or insertion of data within information already stored in a computer

editor

(application)
A program used to edit a document.

Different types of document have different editors, e.g. a text editor for text files, an image editor for images, an HTML editor for web pages, etc. The term can be used for pretty much any kind of data modification, e.g. a disk sector editor which operates directly on the hard disk, bypassing the filesystem.
References in classic literature ?
He had been moody ever since he was entrapped into being fiction editor.
No, the editor wouldn't take it," she answered briefly.
At that the Editor turned to his knife and fork with a grunt, and the Silent Man followed suit.
I say,' said the Editor hilariously, `these chaps here say you have been travelling into the middle of next week
I'd give a shilling a line for a verbatim note,' said the Editor.
Agreed,' said the Editor, and the rest of us echoed `Agreed.
Ah, I'm sure there are better ways of getting round an editor than that.
I wrote and asked the editor if I should come to London, and he said No, so I went, laden with charges from my mother to walk in the middle of the street (they jump out on you as you are turning a corner), never to venture forth after sunset, and always to lock up everything (I who could never lock up anything, except my heart in company).
for now I could be with her half the year) the right details, but still she smiled at the editor, and in her gay moods she would say,
I have also to acknowledge the help of the editor of this Library of Philosophy, Professor Muirhead, for several suggestions by which I have profited.
One of the long envelopes which he had received on the previous night had turned out, on examination, to contain a letter from the editor accepting the story if he would reconstruct certain passages indicated in the margin.
Why, sir, if my father had been plunged in such deplorable circumstances, I should have thrashed the editor of that vile sheet within an inch of his life.