subdirectory

noun sub·di·rec·to·ry \ ˌsəb-də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē , -dī- \
variants: or less commonly sub-directory

Definition of subdirectory

plural subdirectories also sub-directories
: an organizational directory on a computer that is located within another directory : subfolder
  • The file you are looking for should have an extension of .EXE. Did you find it? If not, it may be in a different drive, directory or subdirectory.
  • —Charles Weaver

First Known Use of subdirectory

1971

in the meaning defined above

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