computer file

Definitions of computer file
  1. noun
    (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
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    backup file
    (computer science) a computer file dedicated to storing and updating computer backups
    binary file
    (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application; characters use all 8 bits of each byte
    main file, master file
    (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent
    disk file
    (computer science) a computer file stored on a magnetic disk and identified by a unique label
    detail file, transaction file
    (computer science) a computer file containing relatively transient data about a particular data processing task
    input data, input file
    (computer science) a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program
    output file
    (computer science) a computer file that contains data that are the output of a device or program
    read-only file
    (computer science) a file that you can read but cannot change
    document, text file
    (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters
    web page, webpage
    a document connected to the World Wide Web and viewable by anyone connected to the internet who has a web browser
    ASCII text file
    a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting
    type of:
    data file, file
    a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
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