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catalog

or catalogue

[kat-l-awg, -og] /ˈkæt lˌɔg, -ˌɒg/
noun
1.
a list or record, as of items for sale or courses at a university, systematically arranged and often including descriptive material:
a stamp catalog.
2.
something that contains such a list or record, as a book, leaflet, or file.
3.
a list of the contents of a library or a group of libraries, arranged according to any of various systems.
4.
any list or record:
a catalog of complaints.
verb (used with object), cataloged or catalogued, cataloging or cataloguing.
5.
to enter (items) in a catalog; make a catalog of.
verb (used without object), cataloged or catalogued, cataloging or cataloguing.
6.
to produce a catalog.
7.
to have a specified price as listed in a catalog:
This model catalogs for $49.95.
8.
to offer merchandise in a mail-order catalog.
adjective
9.
of, relating to, or carrying on business through a mail-order catalog:
catalog sales.
Origin of catalog
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English cataloge < Late Latin catalogus < Greek katálogos a register (akin to katalégein to count up), equivalent to kata- cata- + -logos reckoning
Related forms
cataloger, cataloguer, catalogist, cataloguist, noun
catalogic
[kat-l-oj-ik] /ˌkæt lˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
catalogical, catalogistic
[kat-l-oh-jis-tik] /ˌkæt l oʊˈdʒɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
miscatalog, miscatalogue, verb (used with object), miscataloged or miscatalogued, miscataloging or miscataloguing.
noncatalog, noncatalogue, adjective
recatalog, verb (used with object), recataloged or recataogued, recataloging or recataloguing.
Synonyms
1, 3. roster, register, record. See list1 .

cataloger

or cataloguer

[kat-l-aw-ger, -og-er] /ˈkæt lˌɔ gər, -ˌɒg ər/
noun
1.
a person who catalogs.
2.
a person or firm that offers merchandise in a catalog from which buyers may order by mail.
Origin
1835-45; catalog + -er1
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  • Again, Bohemian societies have both a German and a Bohemian title, and the cataloguer must choose which he will take.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • In temporary use by a cataloguer, or some other library assistant; or 6.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • The date is one of the most important portions of a title, and the cataloguer must seek for it until he finds it.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • Now here is a great difficulty which the cataloguer has to face.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • Very few modern books are styled duodecimos; therefore that form will not give the cataloguer much trouble.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • The cataloguer labels the books as they come in and prepares cards which will represent the books in the catalogue.

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  • To discriminate carefully the various editions of each work is part of the necessary duty of the cataloguer.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Before dealing with these points it is necessary to give the cataloguer a warning not to take his title from the outer wrapper.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • There is one class of pamphlets which gives the cataloguer much trouble, viz., Extracts from Journals and Transactions.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • The cataloguer, therefore, needs to know much personal and family history before he can decide correctly.

    How to Catalogue a Library Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
Word Origin and History for cataloguer

catalog

see catalogue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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