Meaning of DIRECTORY in English

DIRECTORY

/ dəˈrektəri; NAmE ; dɪ-; daɪ-/ noun ( pl. -ies )

1.

a book containing lists of information, usually in alphabetical order, for example people's telephone numbers or the names and addresses of businesses in a particular area :

a telephone / trade directory

a directory of European Trade Associations

2.

a file containing a group of other files or programs in a computer

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (in the general sense something that directs ): from late Latin directorium , from director governor, from dirigere to guide.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.