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archive

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɑːkaɪv/
a collection of historical documents that provides information about the past, or a place where they are kept: the national archivesHistoryOfficial documentsLists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas
a place on a computer used to store information or documents that you do not need to use oftenComputer concepts
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…
(Definition of archive noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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