bibliography

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

Definition of bibliography

plural bibliographies
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
  • a bibliography of modern poetry
b :a list of works written by an author or printed by a publishing house
  • compiled a complete bibliography of John Donne
3 :the works or a list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production
  • The book's bibliography contains over 400 items.

bibliographic

play \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ or less commonly 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.

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Origin and Etymology of bibliography

probably from New Latin bibliographia, from Greek, the copying of books, from bibli- + -graphia -graphy


BIBLIOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

bibliography

noun

Definition of bibliography for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BIBLIOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

bibliography

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

Definition of bibliography for Students

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