archive

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a store of data kept over a long period, usually in compressed form

Commerce

  • noun a collection of documents and records preserved for their historical interest
  • noun a set of copies of computer files, often stored in compressed form
  • noun a directory of files that Internet users can access

Computing

  • noun storage of data over a long period
  • verb to put data in storage

Electronics

  • To copy computer data to a medium for storage purposes. Also, that which is so stored. Such data is usually compressed.
  • synonymArchie

Information & Library Science

  • noun a public record, document or photograph of historical interest kept in an official repository
  • noun a collection of documents and records relating to the history of an organisation

Media Studies

  • noun a store of old material such as newspaper articles or pieces of film that can be used again later if needed
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