descriptive cataloging

noun Library Science.

the aspect of cataloging concerned with the bibliographic and physical description of a book, recording, or other work, accounting for such items as author or performer, title, edition, and imprint as opposed to subject content.

Nearby words

  1. descrambler,
  2. describe,
  3. description,
  4. descriptive,
  5. descriptive bibliography,
  6. descriptive clause,
  7. descriptive geometry,
  8. descriptive grammar,
  9. descriptive linguistics,
  10. descriptive metaphysics

Origin of descriptive cataloging

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019