Definitions for bibliographyˌbɪb liˈɒg rə fi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bib•li•og•ra•phyˌbɪb liˈɒg rə fi(n.)(pl.)-phies.

  1. a complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, or printer.

    Category: Library Science

  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. the discipline that deals with the physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other printed matter.

    Category: Library Science

Origin of bibliography:

1670–80; < Gk bibliographía. See biblio -, -graphy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bibliography(noun)

    a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)


  1. bibliography(Noun)

    A section of a written work containing citations, not quotations, to all the books referenced in the work.

  2. bibliography(Noun)

    A list of books or documents relevant to a particular subject or author.

  3. bibliography(Noun)

    The study of the history of books in terms of their classification, printing and publication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bibliography(noun)

    a history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc


  1. Bibliography

    Bibliography, as a discipline, is traditionally the academic study of books as physical, cultural objects; in this sense, it is also known as bibliology. Carter and Barker describe bibliography as a twofold scholarly discipline—the organized listing of books and the systematic, description of books as physical objects.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bibliography

    A work consisting of a list of books, articles, documents, publications, and other items, usually on a single subject or related subjects.

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a list of books.

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