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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisharchivear‧chive1 /ˈɑːkaɪv $ ˈɑːr-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTBRECORDa place where a large number of historical records are stored, or the records that are stored 🔊 an archive of the writer’s unpublished work2 technical copies of a computer’s files that are stored on a disk or in the computer’s memory in a way that uses less space than usual, so that the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 timearchive adjective 🔊 interesting archive materialarchival /ɑːˈkaɪvəl $ ɑːr-/ adjective 🔊 archival footage of the president’s visit in 1969
Examples from the Corpus
archivethe Pacific Film ArchiveWe found that some last only 10 to 30 years and that's not enough for archives of historical material.There would be a massive archive somewhere if we had ever lived under the Stasi or the Gestapo.Apart from the odd newspaper archive, almost always free.Reprinting items retrieved from the archives are for personal use only.Click on it, and CleanSweep unpacks the archive, so you can use the program again.The archive still left a good deal to be desired.Then the picture that will go into the Windsor archives was taken - while Charles disappeared from the historic scene, nattering.