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English definition of “archive”

archive

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈɑːkaɪv/
to store old records or documents so that you can access them again in the future: The file was archived about a year ago after a worker wrongly labeled it as inactive.
IT to store electronic information that you no longer need to use regularly in a special file that uses less space on your computer: In all, 31,000 archived e-mails thought to have been deleted were later uncovered.
archiving noun [U]
(Definition of archive verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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