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Meaning of "ex-directory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EX-DIRECTORY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EX-DIRECTORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ex-Directory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EX-DIRECTORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ex-directory

Telephone directory

A telephone directory, also known as a telephone book, telephone address book, phone book, or the white/yellow pages, is a listing of telephone subscribers in a geographical area or subscribers to services provided by the organization that publishes the directory. Its purpose is to allow the telephone number of a subscriber identified by name and address to be found. The advent of the Internet and smart phones in the 21st century greatly reduced the need for a paper phone book. Some communities, such as Seattle and San Francisco, sought to ban their unsolicited distribution as wasteful, unwanted and harmful to the environment.

Definition of ex-directory in the English dictionary

The definition of ex-directory in the dictionary is not listed in a telephone directory, by request, and not disclosed to inquirers US and Canadian term: unlisted.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EX-DIRECTORY

ex new
ex nihilo
ex off.
ex officio
ex parte
ex post facto
ex silentio
ex voto
ex works
ex-con
ex-husband
ex-libris
ex-president
ex-service
ex-serviceman
ex-servicemen
ex-servicewoman
ex-servicewomen
ex-wife
ex-works

WORDS THAT END LIKE EX-DIRECTORY

contradictory
data directory
directory
factory
history
introductory
manufactory
olfactory
ordnance factory
Pyrrhic victory
rectory
refractory
satisfactory
self-contradictory
street directory
telephone directory
the Directory
trajectory
unsatisfactory
victory
web directory

Synonyms and antonyms of ex-directory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ex-directory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EX-DIRECTORY

Find out the translation of ex-directory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ex-directory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ex-directory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

前目录
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ex - directorio
570 millions of speakers

English

ex-directory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्व निर्देशिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

- الدليل السابق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экс- каталог
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ex - diretório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবেক ডিরেক্টরি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ex - répertoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bekas direktori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ex- Verzeichnis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

元ディレクトリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전 디렉토리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ex-direktori
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cựu thư mục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்னாள் அடைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Ex-directory
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rehberde geçmeyen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ex - directory
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ex -directory
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екс - каталог
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ex - directorul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρώην κατάλογο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ex - gids
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ex - katalogen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ex - katalogen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ex-directory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EX-DIRECTORY»

The term «ex-directory» is regularly used and occupies the 86.626 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EX-DIRECTORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ex-directory

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EX-DIRECTORY»

Discover the use of ex-directory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ex-directory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Opinion Polls: History, Theory and Practice
biases amongst those who were ex-directory explained the differences between telephone and face-to-face polls. Various approaches have been attempted to try to rectify this problem. Most of these involved some semi-random element, such ...
Nick Moon, 1999
2
The Protection of Personal Data in the Area of ...
individual subscriber to exclude himself from the directory. There are other reasons why individuals may wish to have ex-directory rights over and above the simple wish to avoid commercial harassment, whether by telephone or by post.
‎1996
3
Targeting the Powerful: International Prospect Research
Unfortunately a sizeable proportion of the British population is 'ex-directory', i.e. their telephone numbers are strictly private and should not be published anywhere nor available through Directory Enquiries. Whether ex-directory or not,  ...
Vanessa Hack, 2013
4
Dictionary of Business
... shares went ex dividend yesterday (c) formerly; Mr Smith, the ex-chairman of the company (d) ex-directory = telephone number which is not printed in the telephone book; he has an ex-directory number exact [ig'zaekt] adjective very correct; ...
Peter Hodgson Collin, 1998
5
Medicines, Ethics and Practice: The Professional Guide for ...
UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE 3.5. I 0 EMERGENCY CONNECTION TO EX- DIRECTORY TELEPHONE NUMBERS Pharmacists can be connected to ex- directory, no- I A pharmacist needing to contact an ex-directory, connection telephone ...
Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2013
6
Gregory's Angels: A History of the Abbeys, Priories, ...
T Ex Directory 75 Albert Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England WV6 OAG Female Safe House - Recovery ^ +44 - (0)1902 713693 117 Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England WV6 9NE Half Stage Home ?
Gordon Beattie, 1997
7
The Greatest Guide to Winning Competitions
Ex-directory. telephone. numbers. If you do not wish to receive advertising material from the competition promoters, or you have a telephone number that is ex-directory, I advise you to mark this clearly on ...
Karen J. Jones, 2012
8
The Surname Detective: Investigating Surname Distribution in ...
Even then, he or she might be ex-Directory, an increasingly numerous category, or indeed might have died thirty years ago. For this book, arbitrarily, a sole A. E. Tinkler, whether '& Co' or not, has been included, but Tinkler & Co' has not been.
Colin D. Rogers, 1995
9
Handbook of Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Measurement
Whatever the cause of the problem, a large number of refusals will dent the validity of your sample. Ex-directory people may be particularly sensitive about being contacted on their home telephone even though you may possess their number ...
Nigel Hill, Jim Alexander, 2000
10
New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary
... ex libris 28.10 ex officio 9.4 ex parte 4.51 ex-directory 4.43 ex 28.38 exacerbate 30.9 exact 30.48 exacting 26.13 exaction 25.49 exactitude 16.25 exactor 12.74 exaggerate 30.15 exalt 30.51 exam 24.1 examine 25.17 examinee 4.1 examiner ...
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EX-DIRECTORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ex-directory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Noel Gallagher actually gives Kanye West some credit for his …
I'm here, my phone number's not ex-directory. I'm f**king full on, flat out busy. But I'm always free for Glastonbury weekend, if anybody is ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Plan to relocated 5.5 million people from Hong Kong to Northern …
Did you know the Irish telephone number for the Samaritans is ex-directory? Comedian Frank Carson and wife Ruth. 77. I was in Glasgow ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Make cold calling an offence
Ex-directory numbers are routinely by-passed with computer random dialling equipment. Also, the Information Commissioner, who I have ... «Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Jun 15»
4
Elderly need protection from callers
Mrs Leahy has been forced to go ex-directory in an attempt to stop the calls and has admitted that she is "fed up" with the way she is being ... «Burton Mail, Jun 15»
5
'I could paper a room with begging letters': Elderly couple at wits …
The last time we changed our number we went ex-directory. This is what Olive was having to put up with - phone calls day and night. "It's like ... «expressandstar.com, May 15»
6
Charities' fundraising methods have become morally corrupt
... her telephone number ex-directory and having a phone that will not take calls from undisclosed numbers does not stem the flow of requests. «The Guardian, May 15»
7
Shame of charities that drove Olive to her death: Organisations who …
Beryl, of Solihull, West Midlands, has an ex-directory phone number and is on the Telephone Preference Service, to bar unwanted calls. But the ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
8
'Embarrassed' GP conned out of £25k by fraudsters
"How they got the phone number - because our phone is ex-directory - that is something that always bothers me." Mr Mallon said Trading ... «Belfast Telegraph, May 15»
9
Potential parish councillors 'put off' by having to publish addresses …
My telephone number is ex-directory and I don't use social media in any form. "Being Hucclecote Parish Council chairman has been a huge ... «Gloucester Citizen, May 15»
10
'Suckers list': Scammers target over 1000 people in NI
How they got the phone number - because our phone is ex-directory - that is something that always bothers me." null Helen Mallon said she felt ... «BBC News, May 15»

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