(plural address books)
- A small book where one writes other people's addresses and phone numbers in.
- (computing) The "Address book" stores contact information (especially e-mail addresses and other data, like postal addresses). It's generally included in Internet suites and operating system customizations.
- attributive form of address book
- address-book entry
address book - Computer Definition
A typical feature of e-mail systems is the ability to create personal and corporate address books, perhaps importing them from other applications, for use in addressing outgoing mail.Address books typically provide links to a personal contact list that contains greater detail about each individual, including detailed contact information and free-form comments. E-mail systems also may support searches of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Internet directories. See also e-mail and LDAP.
(1) A file of e-mail addresses that is maintained in an e-mail program. See Web white pages.
(2) A file of names, addresses and phone numbers maintained in a personal information manager (PIM), contact manager, mobile phone or other application that deals with groups of individuals or companies in some manner.