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bibliography

noun bib·li·og·ra·phy \ˌbi-blē-ˈä-grə-fē\

: a list of books, magazines, articles, etc., about a particular subject

: a list of the books, magazines, articles, etc., that are mentioned in a text

plural bib·li·og·ra·phies

Full Definition of BIBLIOGRAPHY

1
:  the history, identification, or description of writings or publications
2
a :  a list often with descriptive or critical notes of writings relating to a particular subject, period, or author
b :  a list of works written by an author or printed by a publishing house
3
:  the works or a list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production
bib·lio·graph·ic \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ also bib·lio·graph·i·cal \-fi-kəl\ adjective
bib·lio·graph·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. The instructor provided the students with an excellent bibliography on local history.
  2. The book includes a lengthy bibliography.

Origin of BIBLIOGRAPHY

probably from New Latin bibliographia, from Greek, the copying of books, from bibli- + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1802

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