Meaning of DIRECTORY in English


/di rek"teuh ree, -tree, duy-/ , n. , pl. directories , adj.


1. a book containing an alphabetical index of the names and addresses of persons in a city, district, organization, etc., or of a particular category of people.

2. a board or tablet on a wall of a building listing the room and floor numbers of the occupants.

3. a book of directions.

4. Computers.

a. a list of files contained in external storage.

b. a description of characteristics of a particular file, as the layout of fields within each record.

5. the Directory , Fr. Hist. the body of five directors forming the executive power of France from 1795 to 1799.


6. serving to direct; directing; directive.

[ 1400-50; late ME directorium, n. use of LL directorius DIRECTORIAL; in def. 5, trans. of F Directoire ]

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