directory

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English directorie, from Medieval Latin directorium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

directory (plural directories)

A typical icon of a directory (3)
  1. A list of names, addresses etc, of specific classes of people or organizations, often in alphabetical order or in some classification.
  2. (computing) A structured listing of the names and characteristics of the files on a storage device.
  3. (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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (structured listing): folder

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Adjective[edit]

directory (not comparable)

  1. Containing directions; instructing; directorial.