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"directory" in British English

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directorynoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈrek.tər.i/ /daɪˈrek.tər.i/  us   /dɪˈrek.tɚ.i/  /daɪˈrek.tɚ.i/
(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 ​telephonenumbers, ​names, ​addresses, or other ​information: I ​foundyouraddress in the directory of ​universitygraduates.
(Definition of directory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"directory" in Business English

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directorynoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈrektəri/ (plural directories)
COMMUNICATIONS, COMMERCE a ​book that gives a ​list of ​names, ​addresses, or other facts: Our ​idea was to create alocal directory with ​information for new ​residents.be included/listed in a directory Many ​localbusinesses are ​listed in the directory. "Which ​MBA?" is a directory of more than 100 ​leadingbusiness 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.
(Definition of directory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “directory”
in Arabic دَليْل…
in Korean 안내 책자…
in Portuguese lista (telefônica)…
in Catalan directori…
in Japanese 人名録…
in Chinese (Simplified) 簿,册,名录,指南…
in Turkish rehber, kılavuz…
in Russian справочник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簿,冊,名錄,指南…
in Italian elenco…
in Polish spis, katalog…
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