Meaning of directory in English
Etymologylate Middle English (in the general sense ‘something that directs’): from late Latin directorium, from director‘governor’, from dirigere‘to guide’
Definitions1. an alphabetical list of names and addresses
- 2. (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)
- « I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. » William F. Buckley, Jr.