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descriptive cataloging

noun, Library Science.
1.
the aspect of cataloging concerned with the bibliographic and physical description of a book, recording, or other work, accounting for such items as author or performer, title, edition, and imprint as opposed to subject content.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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