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English definition of “telephone directory”

telephone directory

noun [C]     (informal phone book)
a large book containing all the phone numbers for a particular area , organization , etc.Lists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas
(Definition of telephone directory noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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