bibliography

[ bib-lee-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌbɪb liˈɒg rə fi /

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.

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Origin of bibliography

From the Greek word bibliographía, dating back to 1670–80. See biblio-, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM bibliography

bib·li·o·graph·ic [bib-lee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌbɪb li əˈgræf ɪk/, bib·li·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivebib·li·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbmin·i·bib·li·og·ra·phy, noun, plural min·i·bib·li·og·ra·phies.
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British Dictionary definitions for bibliography

bibliography
/ (ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /

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
  1. the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
  2. a work on this subject

Derived forms of bibliography

bibliographer, nounbibliographic (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈɡræfɪk) or bibliographical, adjectivebibliographically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for bibliography

bibliography

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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