directory assistance

noun

Definition of directory assistance

US
:a service that people can call to get the telephone number for a person or organization

Word by Word Definitions

directory play
  1. : serving to direct

  1. : a book or collection of directions, rules, or ordinances

  2. : an alphabetical or classified list (as of names and addresses)

  3. : a body of directors

assistance play
  1. : the act of helping or assisting someone or the help supplied : aid


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