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  1. booksnoun

    Accounting records.

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  1. books

    A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages (made of papyrus, parchment, vellum, or paper) bound together and protected by a cover. The technical term for this physical arrangement is codex (plural, codices). In the history of hand-held physical supports for extended written compositions or records, the codex replaces its predecessor, the scroll. A single sheet in a codex is a leaf and each side of a leaf is a page. As an intellectual object, a book is prototypically a composition of such great length that it takes a considerable investment of time to compose and still considered as an investment of time to read. In a restricted sense, a book is a self-sufficient section or part of a longer composition, a usage reflecting that, in antiquity, long works had to be written on several scrolls and each scroll had to be identified by the book it contained. Each part of Aristotle's Physics is called a book. In an unrestricted sense, a book is the compositional whole of which such sections, whether called books or chapters or parts, are parts. The intellectual content in a physical book need not be a composition, nor even be called a book. Books can consist only of drawings, engravings or photographs, crossword puzzles or cut-out dolls. In a physical book, the pages can be left blank or can feature an abstract set of lines to support entries, such as in an account book, an appointment book, an autograph book, a notebook, a diary or a sketchbook. Some physical books are made with pages thick and sturdy enough to support other physical objects, like a scrapbook or photograph album. Books may be distributed in electronic form as ebooks and other formats. Although in ordinary academic parlance a monograph is understood to be a specialist academic work, rather than a reference work on a scholarly subject, in library and information science monograph denotes more broadly any non-serial publication complete in one volume (book) or a finite number of volumes (even a novel like Proust's seven-volume In Search of Lost Time), in contrast to serial publications like a magazine, journal or newspaper. An avid reader or collector of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, "bookworm". A place where books are traded is a bookshop or bookstore. Books are also sold elsewhere and can be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that by 2010, approximately 130,000,000 titles had been published. In some wealthier nations, the sale of printed books has decreased because of the increased usage of ebooks. Although in most countries printed books continue to outsell their digital counterparts due to many people still preferring to read in a traditional way.

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  1. Books

    Books is an EP released by Belle & Sebastian in 2004 on Rough Trade Records. The EP features "Wrapped Up in Books" from Dear Catastrophe Waitress, two new songs — "Your Cover's Blown" and "Your Secrets" — and "Cover", a remix of "Your Cover's Blown" by the band's keyboardist Chris Geddes. The front cover features Alexandra Klobouk. The EP reached #20 in the UK singles chart. The Japanese release of the EP included a Japanese version of "I'm a Cuckoo" and a version of the Young Marble Giants song "Final Day" as the fifth and sixth tracks.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. books

    (See SHIP'S BOOKS.) Official documents.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOOKS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Books is ranked #21862 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Books surname appeared 1,189 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Books.

    92.6% or 1,101 total occurrences were White.
    3.7% or 45 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'books' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #762

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'books' in Written Corpus Frequency: #917

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of books in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of books in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of books in a Sentence

  1. Reginald Ellis:

    What I find, even at a historically Black college, the vast majority of students have not really been exposed to much African American history and experience, it is a law on the books. There is a task force. But, for the most part, it clearly isn’t a curriculum that is being enforced. School districts effectively have the option to opt-in or opt-out.

  2. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

  3. Alexander Siddig:

    Maybe they thought, ‘Well, let’s prove that we’re going to stray from the books. We’re going to do something else, and he will be our first example of that.’ So maybe that could have been the case. Or maybe I just screwed up. Maybe I said the wrong thing to the wrong person.

  4. Mike Pence:

    With Apollo in the history books, the Artemis mission has begun, and we are well on our way to making NASAs moon-to-Mars mission a reality.

  5. Isabel Sheinman:

    It was one of the most striking things I had ever seen and it could n’t be more telling of the current situation, the school had so few books -- so few that they put a guard in front of the bookshelf so that community members did n’t come in and take them.

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