the principal entry of an item in a reference text, often placed in alphabetical order.
Library Science. the principal, complete entry of an item in a catalog or bibliography, giving full information on the item, often including its location, and the form by which the item is to be consistently identified and cited.
- Compare added entry.
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How to use main entry in a sentence
A Cloudflare spokeswoman said the Verkada cameras monitored the main entry points and thoroughfares of company offices that have been closed since last year, and that they were disconnected as soon as the company learned of the breach.Massive camera hack exposes the growing reach and intimacy of American surveillance | Drew Harwell | March 10, 2021 | Washington Post
And in the same way a joint author may take equal rank with the author in the main entry.
Advancing to a spot midway between her room and the main entry, she stood waiting for Derek to bring her his daughter.The Inner Shrine | Basil King
Burl and Haines, at the main entry port, unlimbered the long rocket launcher that had been set up in the passageway.The Secret of the Ninth Planet | Donald Allen Wollheim
Please supply verification of all information given, particularly main entry.
Other than this, both right and left passages leaving the main entry are dry.Archeological Investigations | Gerard Fowke