Definition of Master file

1. Noun. (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent.

Exact synonyms: Main File
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Computer File

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Master File

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master's theses
master's thesis
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master bedrooms
master cast
master chief petty officer
master chief petty officers
master copy
master cylinder
master data
master data management
master eye
master file (current term)
master gland
master glands
master key
master keys
master mariner
master mariners
master of ceremonies
master plan
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master race
master races
master seaman
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master sergeant

Literary usage of Master file

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1. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS): A Comprehensive Guide by Doris V. Sweet (1994)
"The RTECS® master file is composed of 107-character fixed length records. ... RTECS® master file LAYOUT Field No. Field Name Position Description 1 Sequence ..."

2. Financial Investigations: A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimesby Don Vogel by Don Vogel (1999)
"The master file is designed to accumulate all data pertaining to the tax ... Two of the categories are the Business master file and the Individual Master ..."

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