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English definition of “archive”

archive

noun
 
 
/ˈɑːkaɪv/
[C, usually plural] a collection of records that are no longer used: an archive of financial statements
[C] IT a computer file used to store electronic information or documents that you no longer need to use regularly: Use your e-mail application's archive feature to transfer messages that are older than six months to an archive file.
[C] INTERNET a set of documents and files that are available on the internet for people to look at: An online archive exists with all of those reviews.
(Definition of archive noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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