ex-directory


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ex-directory

adj
(Telecommunications) chiefly Brit not listed in a telephone directory, by request, and not disclosed to inquirers. US and Canadian term: unlisted

ex-di•rec•to•ry

(ˌɛks dɪˈrɛk tə ri, -tri, -daɪ-)

adj.
Brit. (of a telephone number) unlisted in a telephone directory.
[1935–40]

ex-directory

(phone number) unlisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ex-directory - (of telephone numbers) not listed in the telephone directory; "an ex-directory number" (British usage)
unlisted - not on a list; "an unlisted telephone number"
Translations

ex-directory

[ˌeksdɪˈrektərɪ] (Brit) ADJ the number is ex-directoryel número no figura en la guía
they are ex-directorysu número no figura en la guía
he had to go ex-directorytuvo que pedir que su número no figurara en la guía

ex-directory

adj (Brit) to be ex-directorynicht im Telefonbuch stehen

ex-directory

[ˌɛksdɪˈrɛktərɪ] adj (Brit) → fuori elenco
to go ex-directory → non avere il numero di telefono sull'elenco
ex-directory (phone) number → numero (telefonico) fuori elenco
References in periodicals archive ?
Phone listings of Government ministers, special Downing Street hotlines, ex-directory home numbers and addresses were contained on the hand-held device.
Mrs Thompson, 58, said: "I have not been able to talk to the children on the telephone as the family have had their number put on the ex-directory list.
His pleas went unanswered so he found Andrea's ex-directory number and started calling her at all hours.
Besotted girls have flooded Claire Sullivan's ex-directory number ever since the blunder.
Jeannie also revealed she had been the victim of threatening phone calls in the past and was eventually forced to go ex-directory.
McNeill, whose constiuency takes in the call centre, added: "The next step is to tighten up procedures at these call centres - especially the emergency services and access to the ex-directory addresses held on a number of very prominent people.
Being ex-directory is no help if you've given details online - some retailers sell these on.
I am ex-directory and yet I get phone calls from all over and they also have my name, address and postcode.
I was cold called on my ex-directory landline by a firm called AllClaim Solutions, and told there were 400,000 homes in the wrong council tax band and I was probably one of them," said Sue Kane, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
The next event is a cocktail night at Ex-Directory, on November 23.
NINE out of ten landline users are bombarded by cold calls - despite half of them being ex-directory.