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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)

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.

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."