Definitions

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  • n. A directory of all the phone numbers used in a district.
  • n. A large lookup table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers

Etymologies

phone +‎ book (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was just thumbing through the Yellow Pages of the phonebook, which is always interesting, and I came across a listing for the Anti-Cigarette Alliance.

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  • Both are procedural tactics. shermandorn Writing next Great American Novel: Senators and Filibusters and Zombies. davidcnswanson Dems taking inspiration from filibusters, plan to call a phonebook healthcare reform and pass it through reconciliation.

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  • Yes, there was an ancient tome at one point that worked like this for phone numbers too - it was called a phonebook, and that worked fine and dandy for a fixed-line world.

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  • DECT 6.0, 50 name phonebook, answering machine and more

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  • "With the KX-TG9382T, even a 600-name phonebook transfers in just a few minutes, so it's easier than ever to keep your contacts at your fingertips."

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  • IntegriSound life-like audio, 100-name phonebook with

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  • IntegriSound life-like audio, 100-name phonebook with 2 phone numbers per name, up to 100-number Caller ID memory, handset speakerphone, headset compatible, 4-way conferencing, [...]

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  • The fledgling internet of the time (Arpanet and CSnet) relied on a bulky and exponentially growing "phonebook" of addresses called the "host tables."

    June 23, 1983: DNS Test Sets Stage for Internet Growth

  • The NSA spies on my case detail will go bored out of their minds because half the contacts in my "phonebook" are too important to take my calls, and the rest are disgruntled former girlfriends stretching back to high school.

    Wiretapping Illustrates Dems' Loyalties to Bush and DC Power

  • I mean, assuming that the phonebook is the only publishing option, and that there’s no chance of, say, two or three colour trades, each costing the same as one phonebook, etc., etc., etc..

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