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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 (30 December 2018) :

      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).

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