See also: file name

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Solidification of file name, compounded from file +‎ name. Related to file system. The preference for the solid form filename over the spaced form file name in opposition to the preference for the spaced form file system over the solid form filesystem is probably influenced by the solidification of other compound nouns ending with name (for instance: place name > place-name > placename).

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filename (plural filenames)

  1. (computing) The name assigned to a file in a file system.

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