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[bib-lee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌbɪb liˈɒg rə fi/
noun, plural bibliographies.
a complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, place of publication, or printer.
a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text.
a branch of library science dealing with the history, physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other works.
Origin of bibliography
1670-80; < Greek bibliographía. See biblio-, -graphy
Related forms
[bib-lee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌbɪb li əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
bibliographical, adjective
bibliographically, adverb
minibibliography, noun, plural minibibliographies. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -phies
a list of books or other material on a subject
a list of sources used in the preparation of a book, thesis, etc
a list of the works of a particular author or publisher
  1. the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
  2. a work on this subject
Derived Forms
bibliographer, noun
bibliographic (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈɡræfɪk), bibliographical, adjective
bibliographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bibliographic



1670s, "the writing of books," from Greek bibliographia "the writing of books," from biblio- + graphos "(something) drawn or written" (see -graphy). Sense of "a list of books that form the literature of a subject" is first attested 1869. Related: Bibliographic.

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bibliographic in Culture

bibliography definition

A list of the written sources of information on a subject. Bibliographies generally appear as a list at the end of a book or article. They may show what works the author used in writing the article or book, or they may list works that a reader might find useful.

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