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"ex-directory" in British English

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ex-directoryadjective

uk   /ˌeks.dɪˈrek.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr.i/ UK (US unlisted)
used to refer to a ​phonenumber that is not made ​public by the ​phonecompany: We've gone ex-directory because we were ​receiving so many ​unwantedcalls.
(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 ​telephonenumber that is not in the ​publictelephone directory (= ​book that ​listsnumbers) and is not given by the ​telephonecompany to ​people who ​ask for it: an ex-directory ​number If you wish to go ex-directory, ​contact your ​phonecompany to ​find out your ​options.
(Definition of ex-directory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ex-directory”
in Chinese (Simplified) (电话号码)不在电话簿上的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電話號碼)不在電話簿上的…
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