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File - definition(s)

File -

1) The separately named unit of storage for all data, programs and indexes on most computer systems. For example, a table or a whole database may be stored in one file;

2) Term used as a synonym for relation or table in some database managers [usually smaller or older], like dBase, FoxPro, Alpha Four/Five, etc.

Source: Northwest Database Services, 09 November 2009 08:40:07, External

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file - [computing] A collection of uniquely named information stored on a drive, disk, or tape. A file generally resides within a directory.

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Source: esri, 20 April 2012 09:25:06, External





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