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di·rec·to·ry

 (dĭ-rĕk′tə-rē, dī-)
n. pl. di·rec·to·ries
1. A book containing an alphabetical or classified listing of names, addresses, and other data, such as telephone numbers, of specific persons, groups, or firms.
2. Computers An organizational unit for files that reside on a hard disk or other storage device. Also called folder.
3. A book of rules or directions.
4. A group or body of directors.
adj.
Serving to direct.

directory

(dɪˈrɛktərɪ; -trɪ; daɪ-)
n, pl -ries
1. (Communications & Information) a book, arranged alphabetically or classified by trade listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc, of individuals or firms
2. (Communications & Information) a book or manual giving directions
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a book containing the rules to be observed in the forms of worship used in churches
4. (Professions) a less common word for directorate2
5. (Computer Science) computing an area of a disk, Winchester disk, or floppy disk that contains the names and locations of files currently held on that disk
adj
directing

Directory

(dɪˈrɛktərɪ; -trɪ; daɪ-)
n
(Historical Terms) history the body of five directors in power in France from 1795 until their overthrow by Napoleon in 1799. Also known as: the French Directory

di•rec•to•ry

(dɪˈrɛk tə ri, -tri, daɪ-)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. a book containing an alphabetical index of the names and addresses of persons in an area, organization, etc., or of a category of people.
2. a board or tablet on a wall of a building listing the location of the occupants.
3. a book of directions.
4.
a. a division in a hierarchical structure that organizes the storage of computer files on a disk.
b. a listing of such stored files.
5. the Directory, the body of five directors forming the executive power of France from 1795 to 1799.
adj.
6. serving to direct; directive.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]

directory

1. A very early nineteenth-century transitional phase between early US federal and empire styles that drew on Sheraton’s later output. It brought in paw feet, the federal eagle, and classical flutings.
2. Another name for folder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.directory - an alphabetical list of names and addressesdirectory - an alphabetical list of names and addresses
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
phone book, phonebook, telephone book, telephone directory - a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers
blue book - a register of persons who are socially prominent
2.directory - (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
subdirectory - (computer science) a directory that is listed in another directory

directory

noun index, listing, list, record, register, catalogue, inventory a telephone directory
Translations
adresářseznam
=-bogadressebogtelefonbog
hakemistokansiopuhelinluettelo
direktorij
címtár
skrá
ディレクトリ一覧住所氏名録
전화번호부
adresár
imenik
adressförteckning
สมุดรายชื่อ
cuốn danh bạ

directory

[dɪˈrektərɪ]
A. N (also telephone directory) → guía f (telefónica); (= street directory) → callejero m, guía f de calles; (= trade directory) → directorio m de comercio (Comput) → directorio m
B. CPD directory assistance N (US) → información f (telefónica)
directory enquiries N (Brit) = directory assistance

directory

[dɪˈrɛktəri daɪˈrɛktəri] n
(= phone book) → annuaire m
(also street directory) → index m des rues, répertoire m des rues
(also trade directory) → annuaire m du commerce
(COMPUTING)répertoire mdirectory assistance n (US) (TELECOMMUNICATIONS)renseignements mpldirectory enquiries n (British) (TELECOMMUNICATIONS)renseignements mpldirect speech ndiscours m direct, style m directdirect tax nimpôt m directdirect taxation nimposition f directe

directory

n
Adressbuch nt; (= telephone directory)Telefonbuch nt; (= trade directory)Branchenverzeichnis nt; directory inquiries (Brit) or assistance (US) (Telec) → (Fernsprech)auskunft f
(Comput) → Verzeichnis nt, → Directory nt; to change directoriesdas Directory wechseln
(Hist) the Directorydas Direktorium

directory

[dɪˈrɛktrɪ] n (telephone directory) → elenco (telefonico); (street directory) → stradario; (trade directory) → repertorio del commercio (Comput) → directory m inv

direct

(diˈrekt) adjective
1. straight; following the quickest and shortest way. Is this the most direct route?
2. (of manner etc) straightforward and honest. a direct answer.
3. occurring as an immediate result. His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager.
4. exact; complete. Her opinions are the direct opposite of his.
5. in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc. He is a direct descendant of Napoleon.
verb
1. to point, aim or turn in a particular direction. He directed my attention towards the notice.
2. to show the way to. She directed him to the station.
3. to order or instruct. We will do as you direct.
4. to control or organize. A policeman was directing the traffic; to direct a film.
diˈrection (-ʃən) noun
1. (the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc. What direction did he go in?; They were heading in my direction (= towards me); I'll find my way all right – I've a good sense of direction.
2. guidance. They are under your direction.
3. (in plural) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc). We asked the policeman for directions; I have lost the directions for this washing-machine.
4. the act of aiming or turning (something or someone) towards a certain point.
diˈrectional adjective
diˈrective (-tiv) noun
a general instruction from a higher authority about what is to be done etc.
diˈrectly adverb
1. in a direct manner. I went directly to the office.
2. almost at once. He will be here directly.
diˈrectness noun
diˈrector noun
a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc. He is on the board of directors of our firm; The producer and the director quarrelled about the film.
diˈrectoryplural diˈrectories noun
a type of book giving names and addresses etc. a telephone directory.

directory

دَليلُ الهَاتِف adresář telefonbog Verzeichnis κατάλογος directorio telefónico, guía telefónica puhelinluettelo annuaire direktorij elenco telefonico 住所氏名録 전화번호부 telefoonboek katalog katalog diretório справочник adressförteckning สมุดรายชื่อ rehber cuốn danh bạ 电话簿

directory

n. directorio; junta;
telephone ___guía telefónica.
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