Definition of bibliography
1 : the history, identification, or description of writings or publications
2a : 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.>
bibliographicallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of bibliography in a sentence
The instructor provided the students with an excellent bibliography on local history.
The book includes a lengthy bibliography.
Origin and Etymology of bibliography
probably from New Latin bibliographia, from Greek, the copying of books, from bibli- + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1689
BIBLIOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of bibliography for Students
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
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