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English definition of “archive”

archive

noun  /ˈɑr·kɑɪv/ (also archives) us  
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
adjective [not gradable]  /ɑrˈkɑɪ·vəl/ us  
I’m doing some archival research on my family’s history.
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