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directory

  

      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a book, arranged alphabetically or classified by trade listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc., of individuals or firms  
2    a book or manual giving directions  
3    a book containing the rules to be observed in the forms of worship used in churches  
4       a less common word for       directorate       2  
5      (Computing)   an area of a disk, Winchester disk, or floppy disk that contains the names and locations of files currently held on that disk  
      adj  
6    directing  


Directory  
      n  
the     (History)   the body of five directors in power in France from 1795 until their overthrow by Napoleon in 1799,   (Also called)    French Directory  
ex-directory  
      adj     (Chiefly Brit)   not listed in a telephone directory, by request, and not disclosed to inquirers,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    unlisted  
telephone directory  
      n   a book listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of subscribers in a particular area  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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Directory  
      n  
the     (History)   the body of five directors in power in France from 1795 until their overthrow by Napoleon in 1799,   (Also called)    French Directory  


directory  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a book, arranged alphabetically or classified by trade listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc., of individuals or firms  
2    a book or manual giving directions  
3    a book containing the rules to be observed in the forms of worship used in churches  
4       a less common word for       directorate       2  
5      (Computing)   an area of a disk, Winchester disk, or floppy disk that contains the names and locations of files currently held on that disk  
      adj  
6    directing  
ex-directory  
      adj     (Chiefly Brit)   not listed in a telephone directory, by request, and not disclosed to inquirers,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    unlisted  
telephone directory  
      n   a book listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of subscribers in a particular area  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

directory n.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.

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