directory enquiries

directory enquiries
directory enquiries diˌrectory enˈquiries , diˌrectory asˈsistance noun [uncountable]
the telephone service that provides telephone numbers to people who ask for them; = information AmE

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directory enquiries UK US noun [U] UK (US directory assistance, US directory information) COMMUNICATIONS
a service that you can phone in order to find out someone's phone number: »

You'll have to call directory enquiries for the number.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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