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telephone directory in Telephone, telegraph topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtelephone directoryˈtelephone diˌrectory noun [countable]  TCTa book containing a list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all the people in a particular area syn phone book
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telephone directoryIlliterates can not look up numbers in a telephone directory.A telephone directory has value because of the energy it saves a caller in finding a particular phone number.Diana and Carolyn would regularly while away a quiet evening ringing people with silly names who appeared in the telephone directory.The other method for collecting facts about potential purchasers is through published lists - like the telephone directory or the electoral register.Very thoughtfully, she turned to the telephone directory and looked up the name.