[ an-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ænˈθɒl ə dʒi /
noun, plural an·thol·o·gies.
a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy.
a collection of selected writings by one author.
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Origin of anthology
OTHER WORDS FROM anthologyan·tho·log·i·cal [an-thuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæn θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivean·tho·log·i·cal·ly, adverban·thol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anthological
/ (ænˈθɒlədʒɪ) /
noun plural -gies
a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc
Derived forms of anthologyanthological (ˌænθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveanthologist, noun
Word Origin for anthology
C17: from Medieval Latin anthologia, from Greek, literally: a flower gathering, from anthos flower + legein to collect
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