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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  
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archives

  
1    annals, chronicles, documents, papers, records, registers, rolls  
2    museum, record office, registry, repository  

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! Web Archive exp.
The automated system whereby an archives or interactions are stored.
[Tech.]

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n.
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining

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