white pages

noun
the white pages of a telephone directory, or sometimes a separate volume, in which subscribers are listed alphabetically.
Compare yellow pages.
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White pages definition


A directory service for locating individuals by name (by analogy with the telephone directory). The Internet supports several databases that contain basic information about users, such as electronic mail addresses, telephone numbers and postal addresses. These databases can be searched to get information about particular individuals. See Knowbot, Netfind, whois, X.500, finger.

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Example sentences
Check the government section or white pages of your telephone book for the
  phone number of the office nearest you.
Currently, the white pages directory is also included as part of basic local
  dial-tone telephone service.
Legal aid groups are also listed in the white pages of your local telephone
  directory.
White pages are best, because you can make them any color.
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