Simple Definition of bibliography
: 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
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
Examples of bibliography
The instructor provided the students with an excellent bibliography on local history.
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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