directory

<file system> A node in a hierarchical file system which contains zero or more other nodes - generally, files or other directories.

The term "folder" is sometimes used in systems such as the Macintosh or Microsoft Windows in which directories are traditionally depicted as folders (like small briefcases).

Last updated: 2007-02-21

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