annals

[an-lz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
1.
a record of events, especially a yearly record, usually in chronological order.
2.
historical records generally: the annals of war.
3.
a periodical publication containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.
See also annal.


Origin:
1555–65; (< Middle French) < Latin annālēs (librī) literally, yearly (books), plural of annālis continuing for a year, annual, equivalent to ann(us) a year + ālis -al1


1, 2. chronicles, history.
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annal

[an-l]
noun
1.
a record of events of a particular year: an annal of the year 753.
2.
a single record or entry in a historical chronicle: A later scribe has added to the annal.
3.
one of the periodic formal reports of an organization or learned field: The proceedings will be published as an Annal of the Academy.

Origin:
back formation from annals

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annal (ˈænəl)
 
n
See also annals the recorded events of one year

annals (ˈænəlz)
 
pl n
1.  yearly records of events, generally in chronological order
2.  history or records of history in general
3.  regular reports of the work of a society, learned body, etc
 
[C16: from Latin (librī) annālēs yearly (books), from annus year]
 
'annalist
 
n
 
annal'istic
 
adj

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annals
1560s, from L. annales libri "chronicles," lit. "yearly books," from pl. of annalis "pertaining to a year," from annus "year" (see annual). Annalize "record in annals" is attested from 1610s.

annal
rare; sing. of annals (q.v.).
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There is a new installment in the annals of loneliness.
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In the annals of inventing, ingenuity and eccentricity often seem to go hand in
  hand.
It is easier to navigate the rectum, sigmoid, and left colon as discussed in
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