archivear‧chive1 /ˈɑːkaɪv $ ˈɑːr-/ ●○○ noun [countable]1TTBRECORDa place where a large number of historicalrecords are stored, or the records that are storedan archive of the writer’s unpublished work2technicalcopies of a computer’s files that are stored on a disk or in the computer’s memory in a way that uses less space than usual, so that the computer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 time —archive adjectiveinteresting archive material —archival /ɑːˈkaɪvəl $ ɑːr-/ adjectivearchival footage of the president’s visit in 1969
archivearchive2 verb [transitive]1to put documents, books, information etc in an archive2to save a computer file in a way that uses less space than usual, because you do not use that file often but may need it in the future —archiving noun [uncountable]electronic archiving systems→ See Verb table
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archive• NOAA will analyze and archive data from satellites.• At first the wealth of scratchy film archiving the revolution's birth was riveting.• Major record companies archive their own stock only.From Longman Business Dictionaryarchivear‧chive1 /ˈɑːkaɪvˈɑːr-/ verb [transitive]COMPUTING to make a permanent copy of information held in a computer or to store the information so that it cannot be changed or lostOnce a month the files will be archived. —archiving noun [uncountable]the scanning and archiving of paper documents onto optical diskselectronic archiving systems→ See Verb tablearchivearchive2 noun [countable]COMPUTING the part of a computer or computer system where information is stored in such a way that it cannot be changed or lostYou could rebuild your hard disk’s contents from this archive.