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  1. cat·a·log
    IPA[ˈkadlˌôɡ]
  2. noun

    • 1. a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order.

    • 2. a list of all the books or resources in a library:

      a computerized library catalog
    • 3. a publication containing details of items for sale, especially one produced by a mail-order company:

      a mail-order catalog
      Synonym : brochure, prospectus, guide, magalogue, mailer, wish book
    • 4. a list of works of art in an exhibition or collection, with detailed comments and explanations:

      this collection of paintings is the subject of a detailed catalog
    • 5. a list of courses offered by a university or college.

    • 6. a series of unwelcome or unpleasant things:

      his life was a catalog of dismal failures

    verb

    • 1. make a systematic list of (items of the same type):

      it will be some time before the collection is fully cataloged
    • 2. enter (an item) in a catalog:

      the picture was withdrawn before being cataloged
    • 3. list (similar situations, qualities, or events) in succession:

      the report catalogs dangerous work practices in the company
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: catalogue, plural noun: catalogues

    • v.: verb: catalogue, 3rd person present: catalogues, gerund or present participle: cataloguing, past tense: catalogued, past participle: catalogued

    • noun

      a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order.

      a list of all the books or resources in a library:

    • verb

      make a systematic list of (items of the same type):

      enter (an item) in a catalogue:

    • noun

      all the works previously produced by a recording artist or record company:
    • noun

      a catalog, especially in a library, that is arranged according to the subjects treated.
    • noun

      a list of the combined holdings of several libraries.
    • noun

      a descriptive catalog of works of art with explanations and scholarly comments.
    • noun

      a catalogue giving the opening themes of works as well as their names and other details.
    • noun

      a catalogue, especially in a library, that is arranged according to the subjects treated.
    • noun

      all the works previously produced by a recording artist or record company:
    • noun

      a descriptive catalogue of works of art with explanations and scholarly comments.
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