archive NOUN a collection of historical documents or records.
VERB 1) place in an archive. 2) Computing transfer (data) to a less frequently used storage medium.
DERIVATIVES archival adjective.
ORIGIN French archives (plural), from Greek arkheia 'public records' .

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  • Archivāl — (griech.), urkundlich; einem Archiv angehörig. Archivalien, einem Archiv entnommene Aktenstücke. Archivar, Archivbeamter (s. Archiv) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • archival — (adj.) 1800; see ARCHIVES (Cf. archives) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Archivally …   Etymology dictionary

  • archival — [är kī′vəl, är′kī΄vəl; är′kəvəl] adj. of, in, or containing archives …   English World dictionary

  • archival — adjective a) Of or pertaining to an archive or archiving. Their archival methods left something to be desired. b) Of a quality suited to the conservational needs of an archive. Artists should use archival quality paper to ensure a long life for… …   Wiktionary

  • archival — [[t]ɑː(r)ka͟ɪv(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Archival means belonging or relating to archives. ...his extensive use of archival material …   English dictionary

  • archival — adj. Archival is used with these nouns: ↑collection, ↑material, ↑photograph, ↑record …   Collocations dictionary

  • archival — adjective Date: circa 1828 of, relating to, contained in, suitable for, or constituting archives • archivally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Archival — Ein Archivale (eher bekannt unter dem Plural: Archivalien) ist eine in einem Archiv aufbewahrte Unterlage[1]. Neben den bekanntesten Archivaliengattungen in Schriftform (Urkunden, Akten, Amtsbücher usw.) gibt es auch audiovisuelle Quellen (Fotos …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • archival — /ahr kuy veuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to archives or valuable records; contained in or comprising such archives or records. [1840 50; ARCHIVE + AL1] * * * …   Universalium