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archive

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.kaɪv/ us    /ˈɑːr-/
( also archives [plural]) a collection of historical records relating to a place, organization, or family: archive film/footage/material These old photographs should go in the family archives. ( also archives [plural]) a place where historical records are kept: I've been studying village records in the local archive. a computer file used to store electronic information or documents that you no longer need to use regularly

archive

verb [T] uk   /ˈɑː.kaɪv/ us    /ˈɑːr-/
to store historical records or documents in an archive in computer technology, to store electronic information that you no longer need to use regularly: This software helps firms archive and retrieve emails.
archival
adjective uk   /ˌɑːˈkaɪ.vəl/ us    /ˌɑːr-/
Translations of “archive”
in Spanish Archivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 檔案, 案卷, 檔案館…
in Russian архив…
in Turkish arşiv, bilgisayarda çok sık kullanılmayan bilgi ve belgelerin saklandığı yer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 档案, 案卷, 档案馆…
in Polish archiwum…
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