filename

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • One or more alphanumeric characters utilized to designate a file. Each operating system has restrictions on filenames, such as length, or the inability to use certain characters and/or symbols. Many operating systems support extensions at the end of a filename, which indicate the file type. Also spelled file name.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a set of characters, sometimes restricted in number, serving as an identifying title for a computer file and often including a file extension
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