[kat-l-awg rez-uh-ney, -og; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney]
noun, plural ca·ta·logues rai·son·nés [kat-l-awgz rez-uh-ney, -ogz; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney] /ˈkæt lˌɔgz ˌrɛz əˈneɪ, -ˌɒgz; French ka ta lɔg rɛ zɔˈneɪ/.
a catalog, as of paintings or books, with notes or commentary on the items listed; a classified, descriptive catalog.
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- catalog code,
- catalog verse,
Origin of catalogue raisonné
1775–85; < French: literally, reasoned catalog
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a descriptive catalogue, esp one covering works of art in an exhibition or collection
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