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Archive, from the latin archīvum, although its more distant origin bien que son origine plus lointaine remonte back language Greek and translates "residence of judges". The term is used to denote the ordered set of documents that a company, an institution or a person made in the context of its activities and functions.
Examples: "I don't remember the date at which we signed the contract, I'll check the archives to confirm it", "my academic background is impeccable, you have to look in the archives and check it out for yourself," "this journalist is deemed to retain archive the most important film of his country.
Where these records are kept is also known under the name of archive: "The National Archives retain thousands of texts which are a precious testimony of national history", "you can find more information in archive Congress", "fire that took place in the archives of the theatre has destroyed the original scripts of the most famous works.
Action and the effect of archive (guards of the documents, put an end to a case) may be referred to as archive: "the Secretary has already provided the documentation, so I will proceed to archive them», «the victim's family is furious because the Court decided to archive the folder»
In the field of computing, one archive is a set of digital information that can be stored in a computer or other device: "you'll ask Jerome of resend archive by email because I have never received", "is one archive too heavy: it is going to be long to download.