Definition of directory enquiries in English:

directory enquiries

Line breaks: dir|ec¦tory en|quir¦ies
(North American directory assistance)


  • A telephone service used to find out someone’s telephone number.
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    • 192 was (until very recently) the telephone number for directory enquiries in the UK.
    • In practice, that will mean dialing operator service numbers such as directory enquiries and voicemail facilities is the same, wherever you are and whatever language you speak.
    • Context-specific, speaker-independent software is in common use today for 1-800 telephone directory assistance, flight reservations, and other uses.

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