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Noun
/ˈlīˌbrerē/,/-brərē/,
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libraries, plural;
  1. A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to
    • - a school library
    • - a library book
  2. A collection of books and periodicals held in such a building or room
    • - the Institute houses an outstanding library of 35,000 volumes on the fine arts
  3. A collection of films, recorded music, genetic material, etc., organized systematically and kept for research or borrowing
    • - a record library
  4. A series of books, recordings, etc., issued by the same company and similar in appearance

  5. A room in a private house where books are kept

  6. A collection of programs and software packages made generally available, often loaded and stored on disk for immediate use


  1. a room where books are kept; "they had brandy in the library"
  2. a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
  3. a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
  4. (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
  5. A library is a collection of sources, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. In the more traditional sense, a library is a collection of books. ...
  6. In molecular biology, a library is a collection of DNA fragments that is stored and propagated in a population of micro-organisms through the process of molecular cloning. ...
  7. The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center is a museum dedicated to the life and works of author Mari Sandoz, and to the High Plains region in which Sandoz grew up, and which was the setting of many of her fictional and non-fictional works. ...
  8. In computer science, a library is a collection of subroutines or classes used to develop software.
  9. Library–State / Van Buren (commonly simply Library) is a handicapped accessible 'L' station serving the CTA's Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. ...
  10. In semiconductor design, standard cell methodology is a method of designing application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with mostly digital-logic features. ...
  11. An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by the public or qualified people. ...
  12. (Libraries) A number of libraries are operational including the regional library and Swami Vivekanand Library (formerly British Library)
  13. (Libraries) The University has library branches available to students on all campuses. Visit our Library page for information on operating times, locations and other services.
  14. (26. LIBRARIES) Check out your community library (and its many branches), plus any university colleges.
  15. (Libraries (queries and reports)) Sets of programs that have been created, fully tested, quality assured, documented, and made available to the user community. The programs in these libraries are variously called canned, predefined, parameterized, or skeleton queries/reports. ...
  16. (Libraries) Catalogue (renewals, reservations), Lending services, Membership, more...
  17. (Libraries) Hold a wealth of information usually in a variety of formats (paper, electronic, audio etc.) Aside from this, libraries often run short courses and evening classes in a range of subjects usually at beginners through intermediate level.
  18. (Libraries) Provision and support of public library facilities and services.
  19. (Libraries) The Queen's library system holds almost 7 million items, including 2,200,000 books and 3,600,000 microforms as well as periodicals, maps, air photos, sound recordings, and data files. ...
  20. (Libraries) and Extensions provide additional functionality that is not part of the basic GIS software because it may be not needed by the average user. Such additional functions can cover tools for terrain analysis (e.g. SEXTANTE), tools to read specific data formats (e.g. ...
  21. (Libraries) contain frequently used symbols, subroutines, and commands. Rather than recreating a symbol everytime it is required, a user can call the symbol from a library using a unique identification code. The same is true of subroutines, sometimes referred to as macros.
  22. (Libraries) except CommX and ViewComm require a serial number to open / work. CommX will accept "Trial Version" instead of serial number for a 30 day trial, ViewComm accepts "DEMO" for unlimited time but read-only demo capture file only.
  23. (Libraries) that provide shared functionality for layered applications
  24. (libraries) Executables should have no undefined symbols, only useful symbols; all useful programs refer to symbols they do not define (eg. printf or write). These references are resolved by pulling object files from libraries into the executable.
  25. Many libraries provide special services for seniors and those with physical impairments. Main libraries in your community will provide satellite library information.