Archive vs Records - What's the difference?

archive | records |


As a verb archive

is .

As a noun records is

.

archive

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A place for storing earlier, and often historical, material. An archive usually contains documents (letters, records, newspapers, etc.) or other types of media kept for historical interest.
  • The material so kept, considered as a whole (compare archives).
  • His archive of Old High German language texts is the most extensive in Britain.

    Derived terms

    () * archival * archivist * national archive

    Verb

    (archiv)
  • To put into an archive.
  • I was planning on archiving the documents from 2001.

    records

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (record)
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