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directory

noun [C]
 
 
/dɪˈrektəri/ (plural directories)
COMMUNICATIONS, COMMERCE a book that gives a list of names, addresses, or other facts: Our idea was to create a local directory with information for new residents.be included/listed in a directory Many local businesses are listed in the directory. "Which MBA?" is a directory of more than 100 leading business schools in 16 countries. a business/trade directory an internet/online directory a phone directory
IT an area in a computer's memory where files or programs are stored: Organize files and directories so all information is grouped. create/delete a directorycopy sth into a directory First, copy the files into a new directory.
→ See also classified directory, ex-directory
(Definition of directory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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