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
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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.
NINE out of ten landline users are bombarded by cold calls - despite half of them being ex-directory.
They know my name and in spite of me being ex-directory they know my phone number.
"I don't know how they got hold of my ex-directory phone number," Mrs Ellman said.