sub·​di·​rec·​to·​ry ˌsəb-də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce subdirectory (audio)
variants or less commonly sub-directory
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

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subdirectory was in 1971

Dictionary Entries Near subdirectory

Cite this Entry

“Subdirectory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!