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Definition of directory noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//daɪˈrɛktəri//
    (pl. directories)
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  1. 1a book containing lists of information, usually in alphabetical order, for example people's telephone numbers or the names and addresses of businesses in a particular area a telephone/trade directory a directory of restaurants in the city
  2. 2a file containing a group of other files or programs in a computer
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: directory