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al·bum / ˈalbəm/ •
n. 1. a blank book for the insertion of photographs, stamps, or pictures: the wedding pictures had pride of place in the family album.2. a collection of recordings, on long-playing record, cassette, or compact disc, that are issued as a single item.
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blank book for the insertion of collected items. XVII. — L. album
(white tablet on which records, etc., were inscribed, list), sb. use of n. of albus
white; first in G. use as album amicorum
‘album of friends’, in which the owner collected the signatures of fellow scholars.