archival definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, kept in, or appropriate archives: "An archival material need a neutral or slightly alkaline pH; it will also . . . have great aging properties” ( Artist's Mag).
    • Of or regarding an archive or archiving.
    • Of a quality suitable for the conservational needs of an archive.
    • related to, or within, archives or records.
    • of or regarding or contained in or providing as an archive
    • Of, relating to, kept in, or suitable for archives: "An archival product need a neutral or somewhat alkaline pH; it should also . . . have actually good ageing properties” ( Musician's Magazine).
    • Of or pertaining to an archive or archiving.
    • Of an excellent suitable for the conservational requirements of an archive.
    • Pertaining to, or contained in, archives or records.
    • of or relating to or contained in or serving as an archive
  • others:
    • related to archives or records; contained in documents.
    • Pertaining to archives or files; within files.

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