from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A list of the works of a specific author or publisher.
- n. A list of writings relating to a given subject: a bibliography of Latin American history.
- n. A list of writings used or considered by an author in preparing a particular work.
- n. The description and identification of the editions, dates of issue, authorship, and typography of books or other written material.
- n. A compilation of such information.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A section of a written work containing citations, not quotations, to all the books referenced in the work.
- n. A list of books or documents relevant to a particular subject or author.
- n. The study of the history of books in terms of their classification, printing and publication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc.
- n. a list of books or other printed works having some common theme, such as topic, period, author, or publisher.
- n. a list of the published (and sometimes unpublished) sources of information referred to in a scholarly discourse or other text, or used as reference materials for its preparation.
- n. the branch of library science dealing with the history and classification of books and other published materials.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The writing of books.
- n. The science which treats of books, their materials, authors, typography, editions, dates, subjects, classification, history, etc.
- n. A classified list of authorities or books on any theme: as, the bibliography of political economy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)
From Ancient Greek βιβλιογραφία (bibliographia, "the act or habit of writing books"), from βιβλιογράφος (bibliographos, "a writer of books"), from βιβλίον (biblion, "small book") + γράφω (graphō, "I write"). (Wiktionary)