ar·​chi·​val är-ˈkī-vəl How to pronounce archival (audio)
: of, relating to, contained in, suitable for, or constituting archives
archivally adverb

Examples of archival in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden donated more than 1,850 boxes of archival records from his tenure in the Senate to the University of Delaware, his alma mater, in 2012, according to the university. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2023 The rapper wore an archival Paco Rabanne chainmail column gown with a headpiece to give out the Grammy for Best Rap Album. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 6 Feb. 2023 See all Example Sentences for archival 

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of archival was in 1799

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“Archival.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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