Definitions for "Archive library"
A library, created by the ar command, that contains one or more object modules. Archive libraries typically have the file name suffix . See also: shared library.
A collection of object files grouped using the ar command. At link time, only object files that have needed symbols are extracted from the library.
A library that contains one or more object files and is created with the ar command. When linking an object file with an archive library, ld searches the library for global definitions that match up with external references in the object file. If a match is found, ld copies the object file containing the global definition from the library into the executable file. See shared library.
A place where programs are stored for safekeeping.