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file structure

n. ~ 1. The manner in which data and other objects are organized within a file. - 2. The manner in which files are organized in a system. - 3. Computing ยท The format of fields within a data record.

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File structure1 differs significantly between file types. File structures may define the positions of elements in a file, especially with fixed-length data elements. Another structure commonly used with variable-length data elements incorporates a header that points to the location of elements within the body of the file. - File structure2 is often used to describe the organization of pages on a website.