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filename

[ fahyl-neym ]
/ ˈfaɪlˌneɪm /
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noun

an identifying name given to an electronically stored computer file, conforming to limitations imposed by the operating system, as in length or restricted choice of characters.

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British Dictionary definitions for filename

filename
/ (ˈfaɪlˌneɪm) /

noun

an arrangement of characters that enables a computer system to permit the user to have access to a particular file
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Scientific definitions for filename

filename
[ fīlnām′ ]

A name given to a computer file to distinguish it from other computer files. Filenames often contain an extension that classifies the file by type.
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