address book

ad·dress book
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [noun uh-dres, ad-res boo k]
    • /noun əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs bʊk/
    • /əˈdres bʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun uh-dres, ad-res boo k]
    • /noun əˈdrɛs, ˈæd rɛs bʊk/

Definitions of address book words

  • countable noun address book An address book is a book in which you write people's names and addresses. 3
  • countable noun address book An address book is a computer file which contains a list of e-mail addresses. 3
  • noun address book a notebook in which people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers can be written down and stored, usually alphabetically 3
  • noun address book an item of software for recording and storing people's names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses 3
  • noun Technical meaning of address book (messaging)   A collection of electronic contacts for use in an electronic mail system, mobile phone or any other system for exchanging messages with other people or organisations. 1
  • noun address book book of contact details 1

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address book popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for address book

noun address book

  • agenda — You can refer to the political issues which are important at a particular time as an agenda.
  • calendar — A calendar is a chart or device which displays the date and the day of the week, and often the whole of a particular year divided up into months, weeks, and days.
  • personal digital assistant — a handheld computer, often pen-based, that provides especially organizational software, as an appointment calendar, and communications hardware, as a fax modem. Abbreviation: PDA.

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