bibliography

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

Definition of bibliography

plural

bibliographies

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

  2. 2a :  a list often with descriptive or critical notes of writings relating to a particular subject, period, or author a bibliography of modern poetryb :  a list of works written by an author or printed by a publishing house compiled a complete bibliography of John Donne

  3. 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.

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

bibliography

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

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

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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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