Meaning of “directory” in the English Dictionary

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"directory" in British English

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(Definition of “directory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"directory" in American English

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directorynoun [ C ]

us /dəˈrek·tə·ri, dɑɪ-/

a list of telephone numbers, names, addresses, or other information:

I found your address in the directory of university graduates.

(Definition of “directory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"directory" in Business English

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directorynoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈrektəri/ us 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 directory
copy sth into a directory First, copy the files into a new directory.

(Definition of “directory” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)