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anthology

noun [C]     /ænˈθɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈθɑː.lə-/
a collection of artistic works that have a similar form or subject, often those considered to be the best: an anthology of modern quotations/American verse This Bob Dylan anthology includes some rare recordings of his best songs. → Compare omnibusGroups and collections of thingsVariety and mixturesKinds of books anthologist     /-dʒɪst/ noun [C] People who work in publishing
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