n. pl. bib·li·og·ra·phies
1. A list of the works of a specific author or publisher.
a. A list of writings relating to a given subject: a bibliography of Latin American history.
b. A list of writings used or considered by an author in preparing a particular work.
a. The description and identification of the editions, dates of issue, authorship, and typography of books or other written material.
b. A compilation of such information.
bib′li·o·graphic (-ə-grăfĭk), bib′li·o·graphi·cal adj.
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