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li·brar·y / ˈlīˌbrerē; -brərē/ • n. (pl. -brar·ies) 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 [as adj.] a library book. ∎  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. ∎  a collection of films, recorded music, genetic material, etc., organized systematically and kept for research or borrowing: a record library. ∎  a series of books, recordings, etc., issued by the same company and similar in appearance. ∎  a room in a private house where books are kept. ∎  (also software library) Comput. a collection of programs and software packages made generally available, often loaded and stored on disk for immediate use.

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library XIV. — (O)F. librairie (now only ‘bookshop’) — Rom. *librārīa, alt. of L. librāria bookseller's shop, sb. use of librārius pert. to books, f. liber, libr— book; see -ARY, Y2.
So librarian †scribe XVII; keeper of a library XVIII. f. L. librārius + AN.

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library (gene library) A random collection of cloned (see CLONE) DNA fragments in a number of vectors that ideally includes all the genetic information of that species.

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library (gene library) A random collection of cloned (see CLONE) DNA fragments in a number of vectors that ideally includes all the genetic information of that species.

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a collection of books, 1540; therefore a collection of knowledge.

Examples: library of Gods law, 1703; of opinions, 1570; of reason, 1485; of my understanding, 1549.

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library(gene library) A random collection of cloned (see clone) DNA fragments in a number of vectors, which ideally includes all the genetic information of that species.