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

Simple Definition of ex–directory

  • of a telephone number : not shown in a telephone directory

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ex–directory


  1. :  not listed in a telephone book :  unlisted

Origin and Etymology of ex–directory

Latin ex out of — more at ex-

First Known Use: 1936

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