Meaning of “ex-directory” in the English Dictionary

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"ex-directory" in British English

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

"ex-directory" in Business English

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ex-directoryadjective

uk us UK US unlisted COMMUNICATIONS

used for describing a telephone number that is not in the public telephone directory (= book that lists numbers) and is not given by the telephone company to people who ask for it:

an ex-directory number
If you wish to go ex-directory, contact your phone company to find out your options.

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