bibliography

[bib-lee-og-ruh-fee]
noun, plural bibliographies.
1.
a complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, place of publication, or printer.
2.
a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text.
3.
a branch of library science dealing with the history, physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other works.

Origin:
1670–80; < Greek bibliographía. See biblio-, -graphy

bibliographic [bib-lee-uh-graf-ik] , bibliographical, adjective
bibliographically, adverb
minibibliography, noun, plural minibibliographies.
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bibliography (ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n , pl -phies
1.  a list of books or other material on a subject
2.  a list of sources used in the preparation of a book, thesis, etc
3.  a list of the works of a particular author or publisher
4.  a.  the study of the history, classification, etc, of literary material
 b.  a work on this subject
 
bibli'ographer
 
n
 
bibliographic
 
adj
 
biblio'graphical
 
adj
 
biblio'graphically
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

bibliography
1670s, "the writing of books," from Gk. bibliographia "the writing of books," from biblio- + graphos "(something) drawn or written." Sense of "a list of books that form the literature of a subject" is first attested 1869. Related: Bibliographic; bibliographical.
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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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Example sentences
A single author is nominated to simplify bibliographic references.
In library descriptive cataloging the definition of a monograph is a complete bibliographic unit or item.
It contains the bibliographic information for the selected article and the word count.
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