The directory located above the a directory in the hierarchy. The parent directory of the current working directory can always be accessed through the special .. directory (visible with the ls -a command). Examples: /usr is the parent directory of /usr/bin/, the root directory, is the parent directory of /bin
the directory that is one level above the current directory.
(n.) A directory containing the working directory or the directory of interest.
The directory which contains the current object.
A relative term that refers to a directory that contains another directory. If directory A contains directory B, then A is the parent directory of B.
A parent directory is the directory immediately above the current one in the directory structure. The operating system uses the symbol .. to indicate the parent directory.
the directory immediate above the current directory within which the current directory resides. It is denoted by a ".." symbol. For example, if the current directory were /www/mhome/jdoe/www, typing "cd .." would make the current directory /www/mhome/jdoe.
The immediate larger directory of a sub-directory.
A directory that contains subdirectories and files. In graphical user interface applications, this may be called the parent folder.
The directory in which a directory or file resides.
A directory that contains other directories.
the senior directory to a particular file or directory in a computerâ€™s hierarchy. In the Windows operating system, the C drive is the computerâ€™s main storage space or root directory. All of the other directories are kept here. For example, to trace the lineage of a file labeled â€œMy Recipesâ€, we would first look in the C directory, then to Program files (stored in the C Directory), then to MS Word, (the application that created the My Recipe document) kept in the Program Files Directory, then the individual file, My Recipes. Since MS Word is kept in the folder called Program files, Program files is the parent of the MS Word folder, just as the C directory is the parent to Program Files. C:\ Program Files\ MS Word\ My Recipes. see chart under hierarchy.
In computing, the parent directory of a given directory A is the directory B in which A is located. In A