catalogue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v catalogue make an itemized list or catalog of; classify "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"
    • v catalogue make a catalogue, compile a catalogue "She spends her weekends cataloguing"
    • n catalogue a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things "he found it in the Sears catalog"
    • n catalogue a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically "it does not pretend to be a catalog of his achievements"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate Timeline:1824: John Cadbury, an English Quaker, begins roasting and grinding chocolate beans to sell in his tea and coffee shop. In 1842 Cadbury's Chocolate Company in England creates the first chocolate bar. 1875: A Swiss chocolate maker, Daniel Peter, mixes Henri Nestle's condensed milk with chocolate and the two men found a company to manufacture the first milk chocolate. 1894: Milton Hershey adds a line of chocolate to his caramel manufacturing business. Soon he invents the Hershey Bar by experimenting with milk chocolate. Hershey's Cocoa appears next. 1896: Leonard Hershfield invents the Tootsie Roll, named after his daughter. 1897: Brownies are first mentioned in print, listed for sale in the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. 1940: The Mars company invents M&M's for soldiers going to World War II.
    • n Catalogue A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of the students of a college, or of books, or of the stars.
    • v. t Catalogue To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n catalogue A list or register of separate items; an itemized statement or enumeration; specifically, a list or enumeration of the names of men or things, with added particulars, disposed in a certain order, generally alphabetical: as, a catalogue of the students of a college, of the stars, or of a museum or a library. See card-catalogue.
    • n catalogue Synonyms List, Catalogue. List means a mere enumeration of individual persons or articles, while catalogue properly supposes some description, with the names in a certain order. Thus we speak of a subscription list, but of the catalogue of a museum or a library.
    • catalogue To make a catalogue of; enter in a catalogue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Catalogue kat′a-log a list of names, books, &c
    • v.t Catalogue to put in a catalogue:—pr.p. cat′aloguing; pa.p. cat′alogued
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Quotations

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
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    “Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. catalogus, fr. Gr. a counting up, list, fr. to count up; kata` down, completely + to say

Usage

In literature:

Practically all book illustrations, as well as those in catalogues and periodicals of all kinds, are made by some method of photo-engraving.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Do you happen to know, dear, where I put that catalogue from Elberstrom and Company?
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Here ends this frightful catalogue of murder and superstition.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I give merely a taste; the catalogue of music rolls supplies the full menu.
"The Pianolist" by Gustav Kobbé
LEE AND SHEPARD, BOSTON, SEND THEIR COMPLETE CATALOGUE FREE.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
The catalogue is exceedingly short, but a few of the names are right.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by James McNeill Whistler
The outward institution of the Church, as a manifest visible fact, comes first in the catalogue.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
In Bohn's Guinea Catalogue, No.
"Notes and Queries, 1850.12.21" by Various
A copy of the catalogue, marked with the prices, is preserved in the British Museum.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
However useful they were from the members' point of view, they were not the best examples of the cataloguer's art.
"Report of the Chief Librarian" by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
We frequently see weed-killers advertised in the catalogues of the florist.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Your mother said you were helping him choose some things from a mail-order catalogue.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
His intelligent Catalogue is brought down to the end of the year 1772.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
UNIVERSAL CATALOGUE OF WORKS OF ART.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
His personal possessions in life may be thus catalogued.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Catalogue of birds of the Americas.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
I didn't like climbing over a barricade of catalogues to get to books.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
V. Catalogue des Manuscrits de Citeaux, No.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
CATALOGUE OF THE NUTRIENTIA.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
SMITH'S CATALOGUE OF PAINTERS, with Supplement, 1829-42.
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
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In poetry:

Sufficiently provided, you may now
Go forth to the forests and the shady streets
To see how the chaos of experience
Answers to catalogue and category.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov
See pallid women girt in woe and weeds!
See little children gaunt for lack of food!
Behold the catalogue of War's black deeds
Where evil stands for good!
"Arms And The Man - The Ravages Of War" by James Barron Hope
Among the pickled foetuses and bottled bones,
Engaged in perfecting the catalogue,
I found the last scion of the
Senatorial families of Strasbourg, Monsieur Verog.
"'Siena Mi Fe'; Disfecemi Maremma'" by Ezra Pound
No place its own euphonious name
Within the catalogue might claim
Of any flora-lover;
For, in the scores of passers-by,
As yet no true artistic eye
Its beauty could discover.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard
Soranus (aside to Pharnaces.)
Now, Pharnaces,
Will he run o'er, and dwell upon his praise,
As if we ne'er had heard it; nay, will swell
The nauseous catalogue with many a virtue
His own fond fancy coins.
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
And who was on the Catalogue
When college was begun? Two nephews of the President,
And the Professor’s son;
(They turned a little Indian by,
As brown as any bun Lord! how the seniors knocked about
The freshman class of one!
"A Song. For the Centennial Celebration of Harvard College" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

NASA's beautiful collection of astromaterials is meticulously collected, catalogued and preserved for researchers to delve into the origins of our planet and the solar system.
VÖGELE InLine Pave has been incorporated in the German Catalogue of Construction Methods.
In the exhibit catalogue, Deitch praises the chief curator 's legacy of landmark shows.
Swedish regulators push gender-neutral Christmas catalogues.
(Despite what one may think, cataloguing life on this planet is no small task.
The home page of Small Demons, an encyclopedia and Storyverse that catalogues names, places, songs, products and other categories for thousands of books.
Unless you were on a remote island somewhere in the last couple months, you can't have failed to notice that the entire back catalogue of The Beatles, having been remastered and repackaged, was released to a waiting world.
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.
Harvard prof Ben Edelman is preparing the world's biggest catalogue of typosquatters.
With Random House's announcement last week that it is officially dropping its print catalogues in favor of digital, the country's biggest publisher joins the growing ranks of houses that have done away with the traditional catalogue.
) World Vision, which has sold more than 51,000 goats at $100 each since 2005, expects sales of $20 million this year from its catalogue.
In keeping with its educational mission, the Guggenheim Museum has posted 65 art catalogues online for free reading.
Countless students filled tables researching topics for assignments while deciphering the old Dewey Decimal system of cataloguing books.
Stone Temple Pilots soar through two-decade-deep catalogue.
Bond Flick or In-Flight Shopping Catalogue.
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In science:

One was to systematically survey spectroscopically all optical sources falling in the SCUBA beam, the other was to exploit cross-identifications with ultra-deep radio catalogues.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The predicted matter power spectrum from the best-fitting model (see Figure 2, bottom panel) is in contradiction with the decorrelated linear power spectrum extracted from the recent PSCz catalogue (Hamilton & Tegmark 2000).
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
Some applications to the matter distribution in galaxy catalogues and N-body simulations are reviewed, with an emphasis on the effects of cosmic variance.
Morphology of the large-scale structure
The Minkowski functionals of samples from the IRAS catalogue 8 (covering the same volume but less complete than the samples from the PSCz catalogue) exhibit the same behavior.
Morphology of the large-scale structure
The same kind of analysis was repeated for the CfA2 catalogue 9 . A significant deviation in the morphological features between North and South is again observed.
Morphology of the large-scale structure
Minkowski functionals for the northern and southern (darker line) parts of the PSCz galaxy catalogue and for a Poissonian point process with the same number density (shaded region: 1-σ deviations).
Morphology of the large-scale structure
So, e.g., it could be checked that galaxies in the CfA2 catalogue tend to be distributed in planar structures: this is likely a signature of the “Great Wall” and a ma jor reason for the observed cosmic variance in this catalogue.
Morphology of the large-scale structure
It is quite remarkable, that at least for the tree graphs of the discussed ensemble one can give a complete catalogue of expected geometries.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
We matched all galaxies with (V −I ) colours from the SBF survey (SBF-IV) against the SMAC spectroscopic catalogue of homogenized Mg2 and σ measurements.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
The stellar velocity dispersion σ from the SMAC catalogue is plotted against the ‘fluctuation star count’ parameter N discussed by SBF-IV.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
The errors on (V −I )0 , log σ , and Mg2 are taken from the SBF and SMAC catalogues.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
It does not appear in the 7S or SMAC catalogues and therefore is not used for the distance comparisons in Paper II.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
The data in the SMAC catalogue for this galaxy derive from the Jorgensen et al. (1996) study.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
In comparison, SMAC-III did not find significant XFP offsets among the different studies which went into the SMAC catalogue.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
Figure 11 plots the difference in the XFP values between the SMAC and 7S catalogues against redshift and compares an example SMAC seeing correction curve for a galaxy of fixed physical size Re = 1.6 h−1 kpc (5′′ at Coma distance) observed in 2′′ seeing.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
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