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A collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest; a repository for stored memories or information. (1)
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archive (s) (noun), archives (pl)
1. A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest: Old land deeds are stored in the municipal archives.
2. In computer science: a long-term storage area, often on magnetic tape, for backup copies of files or for files that are no longer in active use; a file containing one or more files in compressed format for more efficient storage and transfer: Glenda made sure her data was safely stored in the archives of her computer and on a special backup disk.
3. A repository for stored recollections or information: Someone has said that the archive of a person's mind can hold many memories.
An organized body of records.
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This entry is located in the following unit: archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch (page 5)
archive, archives, archived, archiving (verb forms)
1. To collect and to store historical documents and records: "The organization was cataloging and archiving printed materials for future research and development."
2. To collect and to store computer files in an archive so they can be found and used when desired or needed: "They archived a collection of news articles about educational issues."
This entry is located in the following unit: archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch (page 5)