Directory meaning

dĭ-rĕktə-rē, dī-
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The definition of directory is having the purpose of guiding.

An example of directory used as an adjective is a directory tool, such as a campus map.

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(computers) An organizational unit for files that reside on a hard disk or other storage device.
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A book containing an alphabetical or classified listing of names, addresses, and other data, such as telephone numbers, of specific persons, groups, or firms.
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A book of rules or directions.
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A directory is defined as a book or a program that contains data and other information.

An example of a directory is a telephone book.

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A book listing the names, addresses, etc. of a specific group of persons.

A telephone directory.

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A list of names, addresses etc, of specific classes of people or organizations, often in alphabetical order or in some classification.
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A group or body of directors.
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Serving to direct.
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Directing, guiding, or advising.
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A book of directions, as for church service.
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A directorate.
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(1) A simulated file folder on disk. "Directory" was first used in the Unix and DOS environments. Apple introduced "folder" for the same structure on the Macintosh, and Windows followed. See folder.
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(computing) A structured listing of the names and characteristics of the files on a storage device.
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(computing) A virtual container in a computer's file system, in which files and other directories may be stored. The files and subdirectories in a directory are usually related.
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Origin of directory

  • From Middle English directorie, from Medieval Latin directorium.

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