[ path-neym ]
/ ˈpæθˌneɪm /

noun Computers.

the sequence of symbols and names indicating the location of a particular file in a hierarchical file system. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pathname


/ (ˈpɑːθˌneɪm) /


computing the name of a file or directory together with its position in relation to other directories traced back in a line to the root; the names of the file and each of the parent directories are separated from one another by slashes

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Science definitions for pathname


[ păthnām′ ]

The fully specified name of a computer file, including the position of the file in the file system's directory structure.

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