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Delete vs. Archive

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Deleteverb

To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer or other device.

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.

Deletenoun

(computing) A deletion.

‘I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete.’;

Archivenoun

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

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

Deletenoun

(recorded entertainment industry) A remainder of a music or video release.

Archiveverb

To put into an archive.

‘I was planning on archiving the documents from 2001.’;

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Deletenoun

(uncountable) Delete

Archivenoun

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

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

Deleteverb

To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.

‘I have, therefore, . . . inserted eleven stanzas which do not appear in Sir Walter Scott's version, and have deleted eight.’;

Archivenoun

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

‘Some rotten archive, rummaged out of some seldom explored press.’;

Deleteverb

remove or make invisible;

‘Please delete my name from your list’;

Archivenoun

a depository containing historical records and documents

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Deleteverb

wipe out magnetically recorded information

Archiveverb

put into an archive

Deleteverb

cut or eliminate;

‘she edited the juiciest scenes’;

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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