EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural bib·li·og·ra·phies. a complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, place of publication, or printer. a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text. a branch of library science dealing with the history, physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other works. Origin of bibliography
dating back to
-graphy Related forms bib·li·o·graph·ic , [bib-lee- uh- graf-ik] /ˌbɪb li əˈgræf ɪk/ bib·li·o·graph·i·cal, adjective bib·li·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb min·i·bib·li·og·ra·phy, noun, plural min·i·bib·li·og·ra·phies.
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Examples from the Web for bibliographical Historical Examples of bibliographical British Dictionary definitions for bibliographical noun plural -phies a list of books or other material on a subject a list of sources used in the preparation of a book, thesis, etc a list of the works of a particular author or publisher the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material a work on this subject Derived Forms bibliographer, noun bibliographic ( ˌbɪblɪəʊˈɡræfɪk) or bibliographical, adjective bibliographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bibliographical n.
1670s, "the writing of books," from Greek
bibliographia "the writing of books," from biblio- + graphos "(something) drawn or written" (see -graphy). Sense of "a list of books that form the literature of a subject" is first attested 1869. Related: Bibliographic.
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bibliographical in Culture
A list of the written sources of information on a subject. Bibliographies generally appear as a list at the end of a book or article. They may show what works the author used in writing the article or book, or they may list works that a reader might find useful.
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