archival research meaning, archival research definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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archive

  

      n   often pl  
1    a collection of records of or about an institution, family, etc.  
2    a place where such records are kept  
3      (Computing)   data transferred to a tape or disk for long-term storage rather than frequent use  
      vb   tr  
4    to store (documents, data, etc.) in an archive or other repository  
     (C17: from Late Latin archivum, from Greek arkheion repository of official records, from arkhe government)  
   archival             adj  


archival storage  
      n   a method of retaining information outside of the internal memory of a computer  
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research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014

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