Adjective "archived" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people.
  1. 'With the advent of photography, film and modern institutional archives, works of art, their makers and patrons have become ever more richly documented.'
  2. 'These are very important items for local history archives.'
  3. 'In addition to books it has a large collection of archives and photographs.'
  4. 'Through personal archives and institutions we compiled about 500 diaries and a few thousand postcards and letters.'
  5. 'Shot by pioneering film-makers Mitchell & Kenyon, the discovery of this archive collection will rewrite British film history.'
  6. 'All this plus York's incomparable collection of artefacts and archives, held everywhere from the Borthwick Institute and the Guild of Merchant Adventurers to the city's many museums.'
  7. 'Many public libraries also have local history sections containing archives relating to local musical activities and famous musicians.'
  8. 'Efforts searching St Mary's records and other archives for more information proved disappointing.'
  9. 'The historians were supposed to collect facts from documents, archives, records and present these facts in their own individual styles.'
  10. 'This site is designed to open up a variety of outstanding collections of archives and manuscripts held by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Heriot-Watt.'
  11. 'they were allowed to study in the archives'
  12. 'A staggering 1,300 unpublished letters written by Nelson have been unearthed from archives at the museum and throughout the world.'
  13. 'The newspapers are preserved in the archives of the British Library, and are now published for the first time.'
  14. 'Plans for a ‘joined up service’, with libraries, archives, museums and galleries all together under one roof, have been launched by East Riding Council.'
  15. 'I stayed in America for six weeks and spent every moment, apart from Sundays when the archives were closed, studying my documents.'
  16. 'But she says there's a difference between a library and the archives.'
  17. 'It contains more than 65 full-color paintings and Civil War maps from the archives of the Library of Congress.'
  18. 'Beyond, I think, any journalist I have known, McKinnon seems to be happiest in archives and libraries, peering into microfiches and at computer screens.'
  19. 'The new gallery, with its associated study room and archives, is a £10m joint venture.'
  20. 'The holes in the roofs mean the torrential rains of the Cambodian wet season are washing away the brickwork, riddling the walls with damp and causing irreparable damage to the museum archives.'
  21. 'Laudably, the bill strives to achieve collection in the archives of all appropriate public documents.'
  22. 'Video on demand systems store vast archives of material and, for a price, viewers with broadband lines can download any program at any time.'
  23. 'Even though the information exists, finding it in the data bases and archives can be challenging.'
  24. 'They retrieved the corresponding images from the data archives of these facilities for further analysis.'
  25. 'What was saved and stored in electronic archives may be rapidly decaying or unable to be easily retrieved due to the obsolescence of technology.'
  26. 'One other important search-related function of archives is data mining, when the results of a query are retained as a new category.'
  27. 'However, as messages sent to mailing lists are sometimes also stored in web accessible archives, the actual number of people accessing messages may be greater than assumed and may be impossible to determine.'
  28. 'With archives, you specifically store only the files and directories required to describe the project - nothing more, nothing less.'
  29. 'Police first raided the company offices in Moscow in July, spending nearly 17 hours searching through computer archives.'
  30. 'A search may span several email servers and, in some cases, the personal archives on hundreds of desktop computers.'
  31. 'Animation is very expensive, and a well-designed digital archives management system can help keep costs down.'


Place or store (something) in an archive.
  1. 'It has, you may have noticed, started archiving the texts of books in recent months - but the battle is far from over.'
  2. 'Festival events are archived so anyone missing them today can return to them over coming months.'
  3. 'At present, the collection is archived but not available to the web-browser.'
  4. 'The British Library and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France are embarking on a programme to archive resources on the World Wide Web in their respective national domains.'
  5. 'Do you archive television broadcasts for use by library patrons or other educational or research purposes?'
  6. 'The recording was archived into the studio's sound effects library - and it was used in many of their films since.'
  7. 'It has archived thousands of titles, with sample texts available at the click of a mouse.'
  8. 'How do you archive these materials for later reference as well as maximize the material's life expectancy?'
  9. 'Liberation War Museum is a great initiative to archive the war of independence.'
  10. 'At the height of every empire, there is a desperate urge to archive all cultural artifacts despite their quality, high art or low art.'
  11. 'Viacom has bought the storage system to archive Paramount's ‘Entertainment Tonight’ shows.'
  12. 'Tape remains a strong contender for long term data archiving and off-site storage.'
  13. 'You manage your e-mail by archiving it on cheaper storage devices.'

More definitions

1. Usually, archives. documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation.

2. archives, a place where public records or other historical documents are kept.

3. any extensive record or collection of data: The encyclopedia is an archive of world history. The experience was sealed in the archive of her memory.

4. Digital Technology. a long-term storage device, as a disk or magnetic tape, or a compu

More examples(as adjective)

"materials can be archived."

"records can be archived."

"tables can be archived."

"softwares can be archived."

"programmes can be archived."

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(archive)Early 17th century (in the sense ‘place where records are kept’): from French archives (plural), from Latin archiva, archia, from Greek arkheia ‘public records’, from arkhē ‘government’. The verb dates from the late 19th century.