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American English: /dɪˈrɛktəri/
, /daɪˈrɛktəri/
British English: /dɪˈrɛkt(ə)ri/
, /dʌɪˈrɛkt(ə)ri/

Translation of directory in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

  • 1.1
    also: telephone directory
    guía (feminine) telefónica or de teléfonos
    directorio (masculine) telefónico (Colombia) (Mexico)
    1.2 (index, yearbook) a street o (American English) city directory
    una guía de calles
    un callejero
    Example sentences
    • I go down to the MHS library and begin looking at the 1912 city directories, alphabetical listings of people, their addresses, and occupations.
    • The directory, besides listing details about its members, has several other user-friendly features.
    • Even media businesses or services without a web presence can benefit from having their details listed in the directory.

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