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cataloguer (ˈkætəlɒɡə) 



  1. (library science) a person whose job it is to compile a library catalogue and keep it up to date
  2. a person who makes a list of items such as species or specimens, with details about each one

catalogue or (US) catalog (ˈkætəˌlɒɡ Pronunciation for )



  1. a complete, usually alphabetical list of items, often with notes giving details
  2. a book, usually illustrated, containing details of items for sale, esp as used by mail-order companies
  3. a list of all the books or resources of a library
  4. (US & Canadian) a publication issued by a university, college, etc, listing courses offered, regulations, services, etc
  5. (New Zealand) a list of wool lots prepared for auction


-logues, -loguing, -logued, (US) -logs, -loging, -loged
  1. to compile a catalogue of (a library)
  2. to add (books, items, etc) to an existing catalogue

Derived Forms

ˈcataˌloguer, ˈcataˌloguist noun

Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein to list, from kata- completely + legein to collect

Example Sentences Including 'cataloguer'

Another example: Fabmart, a pure e-tailing play, now has also added a channel of cataloguer or direct seller, by taking orders on phone.
Business Today (2001)
In the cataloguer 's world, all whites are pure, all blues sky or sapphire, all odours delectable and every variety "exquisite".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
In the end, the latter was to become the greatest collector and cataloguer of a whole panoply of anatomical specimens in medical history.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
It takes a long time to train a cataloguer ," says Dr Elliott, who sets high standards for his staff.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)


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