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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archive  \Ar"chive\,  n.;  pl  {Archives}.  [F.  archives,  pl.,  L. 
  archivum  archium  fr  Gr  ?  government  house,  ?  ?  archives, 
  fr  ?  the  first  place  government.  See  {Archi-},  pref.] 
  1.  pl  The  place  in  which  public  records  or  historic 
  documents  are  kept. 
 
  Our  words  .  .  .  .  become  records  in  God's  court,  and 
  are  laid  up  in  his  archives  as  witnesses.  --Gov.  of 
  Tongue. 
 
  2.  pl  Public  records  or  documents  preserved  as  evidence  of 
  facts;  as  the  archives  of  a  country  or  family.  [Rarely 
  used  in  sing.] 
 
  Some  rotten  archive,  rummaged  out  of  some  seldom 
  explored  press.  --Lamb. 
 
  Syn:  Registers;  records;  chronicles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archive 
  n  :  contains  historical  records  and  documents  [syn:  {archives}] 
  v  :  put  into  an  archive  [syn:  {file  away}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  archive 
 
  1.    A  single  file  containing  one  or  (usually) 
  more  separate  files  plus  information  to  allow  them  to  be 
  extracted  (separated)  by  a  suitable  program. 
 
  Archives  are  usually  created  for  software  distribution  or 
  {backup}.  {tar}  is  a  common  format  for  {Unix}  archives,  and 
  {arc}  or  {PKZIP}  for  {MS-DOS}  and  {Microsoft  Windows}. 
 
  2.    To  transfer  files  to  slower,  cheaper 
  media  (usually  {magnetic  tape})  to  free  the  {hard  disk}  space 
  they  occupied.  This  is  now  normally  done  for  long-term 
  storage  but  in  the  1960s,  when  disk  was  much  more  expensive, 
  files  were  often  shuffled  regularly  between  disk  and  tape. 
 
  3.    {archive  site}. 
 
  (1996-12-08) 
 
 




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