(computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files; may contain an extension that indicates the type of file
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑name
Part Meronyms: ↑extension, ↑filename extension, ↑file name extension

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