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 for directories
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Directory \Di*rect"o*ry\, n.; pl. Directories.
     1. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances;
        esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as,
        the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the
        Prayer Book.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A book containing the names and residences of the
        inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an
        address book; as, a business directory.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. [Cf. F. directoire.] A body of directors; board of
        management; especially, a committee which held executive
        power in France under the first republic.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Direction; guide. [R.] --Whitlock.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  directory
  directories
  folder
  
      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).
  
     (2007-02-21)
  

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