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pathname

[path-neym] /ˈpæθˌneɪm/
noun, Computers.
1.
the sequence of symbols and names indicating the location of a particular file in a hierarchical file system.
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pathname

/ˈpɑːθˌneɪm/
noun
1.
(computing) the name of a file or directory together with its position in relation to other directories traced back in a line to the root; the names of the file and each of the parent directories are separated from one another by slashes
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pathname in Science
pathname
  (pāth'nām')   
The fully specified name of a computer file, including the position of the file in the file system's directory structure.
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pathname in Technology

file system
(Or "path") The specification of a node (file or directory) in a hierarchical file system. The path is usually specified by listing the nodes top-down, separating the directories by the pathname separator ("/" in Unix, "\" in MS-DOS).
A pathname may be an absolute pathname or a relative pathname. The part of the pathname of a file after the last separator is called the basename.
(1997-03-10)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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