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Archives vs. Archive

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Archivesnoun

a collection of records especially about an institution.

Archivenoun

A place for storing earlier, and often historical, material. An archive usually contains documents (letters, records, newspapers, etc.) or other types of media kept for historical interest.

Archivesnoun

a place where historical records and documents are kept.

Archivenoun

The material so kept, considered as a whole (compare archives).

β€˜His archive of Old High German texts is the most extensive in Britain.’;

Archivesnoun

collection of records especially about an institution

Archiveverb

To put into an archive.

β€˜I was planning on archiving the documents from 2001.’;

Archivesnoun

a depository containing historical records and documents

Archivenoun

The place in which public records or historic documents are kept.

β€˜Our words . . . . become records in God's court, and are laid up in his archives as witnesses.’;

Archivenoun

Public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family.

β€˜Some rotten archive, rummaged out of some seldom explored press.’;

Archivenoun

a depository containing historical records and documents

Archiveverb

put into an archive

Archive

An archive is an accumulation of historical records – in any media – or the physical facility in which they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of that person or organization.

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