archive


archive
ar|chive1 [ˈa:kaıv US ˈa:r-] n
[Date: 1600-1700; : French; Origin: Latin archivum, from Greek archeion 'government building' (in plural, 'official documents'), from arche 'rule, government']
1.) a place where a large number of historical records are stored, or the records that are stored
an archive of the writer's unpublished work
2.) technical copies of a computer's ↑files that are stored on a ↑disk or in the computer's memory in a way that uses less space than usual, so that the computer can keep them for a long time
>archive adj
interesting archive material
>archival [a:ˈkaıvəl US a:r-] adj
archival footage of the President's visit in 1969
archive 2
archive2 v [T]
1.) to put documents, books, information etc in an archive
2.) to save a computer ↑file in a way that uses less space than usual, because you do not use that file often but may need it in the future
>archiving n [U]
electronic archiving systems

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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