1. An alphabetical list of names and addresses.
2. (Computer science) A listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk).
In computing, a list of file names, together with information that enables a computer to retrieve those files from backing storage. The computer operating system will usually store and update a directory on the backing storage to which it refers. So, for example, on each disc used by a computer a directory file will be created listing the disc's contents.
The five-man ruling executive in France 1795–99. Established by the constitution of 1795, it failed to deal with the political and social tensions in the country and became increasingly unpopular after military defeats. It was overthrown by a military coup 9 Nov 1799 that brought Napoleon Bonaparte to power.
Members of the executive, known as the “five majesties”, included Paul-Jean Barras (1755–1829) and the Abbé Sieyčs (1748–1836).