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Meaning of DIRECTORY

Pronunciation:  di'rekturee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an alphabetical list of names and addresses
  2. [n]  (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)

DIRECTORY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: blue book, book of facts, list, listing, phone book, phonebook, reference, reference book, reference work, subdirectory, telephone book, telephone directory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di*rect"o*ry\, a. [L. directorius.]
    Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
  2. \Di*rect"o*ry\, n.; pl. {Directories}.
    1. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances;
       esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as,
       the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the
       Prayer Book.
    2. A book containing the names and residences of the
       inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an
       address book; as, a business directory.
    3. [Cf. F. directoire.] A body of directors; board of
       management; especially, a committee which held executive
       power in France under the first republic.
    4. Direction; guide. [R.] --Whitlock.
Computing Dictionary

A node in a hierarchical file system which contains zero or more other nodes - generally, files or other directories.

Compare folder.

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