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1directory

adjective di·rec·to·ry \də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē, dī-\

Definition of DIRECTORY

:  serving to direct; specifically :  providing advisory but not compulsory guidance
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First Known Use of DIRECTORY

15th century

2directory

noun

: a book that contains an alphabetical list of names of people, businesses, etc.

plural directories

Full Definition of DIRECTORY

1
a :  a book or collection of directions, rules, or ordinances
b :  an alphabetical or classified list (as of names and addresses)
2
:  a body of directors
3
:  folder 3b

Origin of DIRECTORY

Middle English directorie guide, from Medieval Latin directorium, from neuter of Late Latin directorius directorial, from Latin dirigere
First Known Use: 1543

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DIRECTORIES Defined for Kids

directory

noun di·rec·to·ry \də-ˈrek-tə-rē, dī-\
plural di·rec·to·ries

Definition of DIRECTORY for Kids

:  a book containing an alphabetical list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers

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