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anthology

[ an-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ænˈθɒl ə dʒi /
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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

1630–40; <Latin anthologia<Greek: collection of poems, literally, gathering of flowers, equivalent to anthológ(os) flower-gathering (antho-antho- + -logos, adj. derivative of légein to pick up, collect) + -ia-ia
an·tho·log·i·cal [an-thuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌæn θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivean·tho·log·i·cal·ly, adverban·thol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anthology

anthology
/ (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
anthological (ˌænθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveanthologist, noun
C17: from Medieval Latin anthologia, from Greek, literally: a flower gathering, from anthos flower + legein to collect
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