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"archive" in American English

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archivenoun

 us   /ˈɑr·kɑɪv/ (also archives)
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]  us   /ɑrˈkɑɪ·vəl/
I’m doing some archival research on my family’s history.
(Definition of archive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"archive" in British English

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archivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɑː.kaɪv/  us   /ˈɑːr.kaɪv/

archiveverb [T]

uk   /ˈɑː.kaɪv/  us   /ˈɑːr.kaɪv/
archival
adjective uk   /ˌɑːˈkaɪ.vəl/  us   /ˌɑːrˈkaɪ.vəl/
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"archive" in Business English

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archivenoun

uk   us   /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.

archiveverb [T]

uk   us   /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]
The fragility of the discs means they aren't reliable enough for long-term archiving.
(Definition of archive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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