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

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bibliography

plural bibliographies

  1. 1 :  the history, identification, or description of writings or publications

  2. 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. 3 :  the works or a list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production

bibliographic play \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ also bibliographical play \-fi-kəl\ adjective
bibliographically play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of bibliography in a sentence

  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


BIBLIOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

bibliography

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

Definition of bibliography for Students

plural bibliographies

  1. 1 :  a list of materials (as books or magazine articles) used in the preparation of a written work or mentioned in a text

  2. 2 :  a list of writings about an author or a subject

bibliographic \bi-blē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ also bibliographical \-fi-kəl\ adjective




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