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“Catalog” or “Catalogue”


Catalog and catalogue are both English terms.


Catalog is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while catalogue is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
catalog 92 12 23 63 35 4 65 18 16 51 45 57
catalogue 8 88 77 37 65 96 35 82 84 49 55 43

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "catalog" over "catalogue" (92 to 8).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 88 to 12 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In India, there is a 77 to 23 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "catalog" over "catalogue" (63 to 37).
  • In Canada, there is a 65 to 35 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In Australia, there is a 96 to 4 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "catalog" over "catalogue" (65 to 35).
  • In Ireland, there is a 82 to 18 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 84 to 16 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "catalog" over "catalogue" (51 to 49).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a 55 to 45 preference for "catalogue" over "catalog".
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "catalog" over "catalogue" (57 to 43).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use catalog or catalogue with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “catalog”

  • appear in Evelyn's own manuscript catalog nor do they carry Evelyn's
  • 5,000-volume library and created a catalog for it.
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at
  • Philadelphia, with an accompanying 120-page catalog, Ten Thousand Chinese Things.
  • only made profit from the catalog sales and did not sell
  • Germany, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of
  • Zwischen Romantik und Realismus, Exhibition Catalog from the Berliner Nationalgalerie, Prestel
  • is accompanied with an extensive catalog of collections.
  • these army records choose the 'Catalog' option at the home page.
  • 1896 – Joseph Bossert – Catalog of 3,950 stars

Examples of “catalogue”

  • Catalogue of the Archives of the
  • his year of birth; the catalogue Apa Siapa Film Indonesia gives
  • the rights to her back catalogue, issuing a large number of
  • 1916: Catalogue supplémentaire des manuscrits grecs de
  • the Costa Rica Revenue Stamp Catalogue ().
  • Nathalie Servonnat-Favier, catalogue of the exhibition Peintre(s) à
  • A. M. Lottin, l'aîné, Catalogue chronologique des libraires-imprimeurs de Paris,
  • of Milutin Milanković in the Catalogue of immovable cultural property of
  • +01-04-043 as noted in the catalogue.
  • bust by Croff in a catalogue of the 1853 New York

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