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English definition of “archive”

archive

noun    /ˈɑr·kɑɪv/ (also archives)
the documents showing the history of a place , organization , or family , or the place where these are kept : The author’s manuscripts are in the college archives. archival    /ɑrˈkɑɪ·vəl/ adjective [not gradable] I’m doing some archival research on my family’s history .
(Definition of archive noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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