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Definition of archive
a collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people:source materials in local archives [as modifier]:a section of archive film the place where historical documents or records are kept:to get into the archives I had to fill in a request form
verb [with object]
place or store (something) in an archive. Computing transfer (data) to a less frequently used storage medium such as magnetic tape, typically external to the computer system and having a greater storage capacity.