data file

Definitions of data file
  1. noun
    a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    synonyms: file
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    examples:
    Combined DNA Index System
    the DNA file maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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    computer file
    (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
    mug book, mug file
    a file of mug shots (pictures of criminals that are kept on file by the police)
    tickler, tickler file
    a file of memoranda or notices that remind of things to be done
    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
    type of:
    record
    anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
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