VCR Presentation 3
What's That Word?
- The collected records of an organization, institution, or public person
The word can refer to the place in which the records are stored.
In some cultures around the world, archives may not always exist in the written form. Some cultures store information orally and pass on the culture's history by spoken word from generation to generation.
arkhos (G.) "ruler," "first in rank"
Because of its roots, the word "archive" makes sense, since it contains records of the first event or person of practically anything.
- There are no known direct opposites for this word.
- belonging or referring to a place in which records are stored
- any person responsible for maintaining and managing the records of an organization or institution
Choose The Sentence In Which The Word Is Used Incorrectly
B) The archives so much important information about the city that if it were to be destroyed, the history of that city would be gone forever.
C) No one else loved organizing our town's records than the archivist.
D) The archival book belonged to a museum, since it was so old that the pages were yellowing and most of the cover was worn away.