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Definition of "directory" []

  • A book containing an alphabetical or classified listing of names, addresses, and other data, such as telephone numbers, of specific persons, groups, or firms. (noun)
  • Computer Science A listing of the files contained in a storage device, such as a magnetic disk. (noun)
  • Computer Science A description of the various characteristics of a file, such as the layout of the fields in it. (noun)
  • A book of rules or directions. (noun)
  • A group or body of directors. (noun)
  • A book, arranged alphabetically or classified by trade listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc, of individuals or firms (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A book or manual giving directions (noun)
  • A book containing the rules to be observed in the forms of worship used in churches (noun)
  • An area of a disk, Winchester disk, or floppy disk that contains the names and locations of files currently held on that disk (noun)
  • Directing (adjective)

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Use "directory" in a sentence
  • "The following functions show both the files & the folders located in a specific directory: scandir () array scandir (string $directory [, int $sorting_order [, resource $context]])"
  • "/bin/bash echo - e "What directory would you like to back up?" read directory DESTDIR = [email protected]: $directory/rsync -- progress - avze ssh -- exclude = "*. iso" $directory $DESTDIR"
  • "Within this directory is a file called PSAuthor. h and its contents are quite intriguing."