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Meaning of "file extension" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FILE EXTENSION

file extension  [faɪl ɪkˈstɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FILE EXTENSION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
File extension is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FILE EXTENSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Filename extension

A filename extension is a suffix (separated from the base filename by a dot or space) to the name of a computer file applied to indicate the encoding (file format) of its contents or usage. Examples of filename extensions are.png,.jpeg,.exe,.dmg and.txt. Some file systems limit the length of the extension (such as the FAT file system from PC DOS/MS-DOS (without Long filename support) not allowing more than three characters and IBM's VM/CMS not allowing more than 8) while others (such as NTFS) do not. Unix filesystems accept the separator dot as a legal character.

Definition of file extension in the English dictionary

The definition of file extension in the dictionary is a set of letters such as.doc added to the end of its name that identifies what type of file sth is.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FILE EXTENSION


abstention
əbˈstɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
contention
kənˈtɛnʃən
detention
dɪˈtɛnʃən
distension
dɪsˈtɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
hyperextension
ˌhaɪpərɪkˈstɛnʃən
hypertension
ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən
hypotension
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən
intension
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
irretention
ɪrɪˈtɛnʃən
normotension
ˈnɔːməʊˌtɛnʃən
overattention
ˌəʊvərəˈtɛnʃən
overextension
ˌəʊvərɪkˈstɛnʃən
pretension
prɪˈtɛnʃən
protension
prəʊˈtɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
sustention
səˈstɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FILE EXTENSION

filchingly
file
file cabinet
file card
file clerk
file management
file manager
file name
file server
file sharing
file transfer protocol
file-sharing
fileable
filecard
filefish
filemot
filename
filer
filet
filet mignon

WORDS THAT END LIKE FILE EXTENSION

air suspension
apprehension
ascension
coefficient of expansion
commission
comprehension
declension
dimension
en pension
Executive Mansion
expansion
hair extension
independent suspension
mansion
pension
reading comprehension
recension
retirement pension
surface tension
suspension
thermal expansion

Synonyms and antonyms of file extension in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «file extension» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FILE EXTENSION

Find out the translation of file extension to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of file extension from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «file extension» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文件扩展名
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

extensión de archivo
570 millions of speakers

English

file extension
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ़ाइल एक्सटेंशन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ملحق الملف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

расширение файла
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

extensão de arquivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাইল এক্সটেনশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

extension de fichier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sambungan fail
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dateierweiterung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ファイル拡張子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파일 확장자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Extension file
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tập tin mở rộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோப்பு நீட்டிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फाईल विस्तार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dosya uzantısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

estensione di file
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozszerzenie pliku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розширення файлу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

extensie de fișier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επέκταση αρχείου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lêer uitbreiding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

filändelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

filtype
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of file extension

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FILE EXTENSION»

The term «file extension» is very widely used and occupies the 9.365 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FILE EXTENSION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about file extension

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FILE EXTENSION»

Discover the use of file extension in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to file extension and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mac OS X Help Line, Tiger Edition
TAKE NOTE Filename Extensions continued • If Hide Extension in the Get Info window is disabled,a file's extension is always shown, regardless of the setting in Finder Preferences. • In general,if“Show all file extensions”is disabled,the option  ...
Ted Landau, Dan Frakes, 2005
2
Computer Concepts: Illustrated Introductory
A filename consists of a name followed by a period, followed by a file extension. Every saved file has a filename. 0 Are there rules I need to know for naming files? Yes, the filename must follow specific rules, called filenaming conventions.
June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja, 2012
3
Mastering Microsoft Windows Vista Home: Premium and Basic
In each of these examples, your double-click triggers a different action keyed by the file type with which the file extension is associated. This section discusses file extensions, file types, and file associations, how they interact, and how you can ...
Guy Hart-Davis, 2007
4
Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit
Different file types have different signatures, and these signatures are independent of the file extension. In fact, often the bad guy will change the extension of a file so that when it's viewed in Windows Explorer, the file will appear with an icon ...
Harlan Carvey, 2009
5
The Emulation User's Guide
mo1 - Odyssey file extension. msa - Atari ST file extension. n64 – Nintendo 64 ROM image file extension format. nes - Nintendo Entertainment System ROM image file extension format nez - NES file extension. ngp - NeoGeo Pocket file ...
Kenneth Stevens, 2008
6
Excel 2003 VBA Programming with XML and ASP
(period), 924 .adp (file extension), 373 .bas (file extension), 41 .bin (file extension ), 916 .bmp (file extension), 414 .els (file extension), 41 .cpl (file extension), 320 . cur (file extension), 414 .dll (file extension), 63 .frm (file extension), 41 .gif (file ...
Julitta Korol
7
Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, ...
PPT file extension when a “save” command is executed. These unique extensions serve two purposes: 1. They let Windows determine what program was used to create a particular file, and 2. They allow the user to determine the type of file ...
Albert Marcella, Jr., Doug Menendez, 2007
8
Cyber Forensics: From Data to Digital Evidence
PDF file extension, or MS Word to the .DOC (or .DOCX) file extension. File extensions are specific to the Windows Operating System and without an extension the Windows Operating System would not know how to open, process, or handle a ...
Albert J. Marcella, Jr., Frederic Guillossou, 2012
9
CMD Your Computer Version 2.0: The Ultimate Guide to Command ...
Display or change the association between a file extension and a fileType Syntax ASSOC .ext = [fileType] ASSOC ASSOC .ext ASSOC .ext = Key .ext : The file extension fileType : The type of file A file extension is the last few characters in a  ...
Cask J. Thomson, 2012
10
New Perspectives on Microsoft Windows 7 for Power Users
The asterisk wildcard before the file extension substitutes for any filename, so the COPY command selects all files regardless of their filename. However, because you also specified that the file extension must be .docx, the COPY command ...
Harry Phillips, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FILE EXTENSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term file extension is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mountain Lakes is conducting contest to design coat of arms
All submissions must be photo-ready and in a vector-based file format using EPS file extension (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw Graphics, ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
2
New Revenue Generating Laws Take Effect Today
Meanwhile, residents who file extension returns for state taxes are subject to a new penalty. "It'll affect mostly business people who get to the ... «WWNO, Jul 15»
3
Investigate suspect files with Exeinfo PE
It also recognizes many non-executable file types, and can identify images, archives, documents and more, even if the original file extension ... «BetaNews, Jun 15»
4
How to Install Social Media Icons on your Website, Blog, or Portfolio
Once uploaded, click on Edit>Expand or on the file itself to grab the direct file URL. The link should end in the file extension for the type of file ... «MyTechBits, Jun 15»
5
How NHTSA Missed the GM Ignition Switch Defect
... the latest version of Microsoft Word in 2013 and began submitting reports with the .docx file extension, which NHTSA's software couldn't read. «Motor Trend, Jun 15»
6
How to save voice mail and text messages to your Mac
If you have trouble opening the file, make sure it has the .csv file extension. There you go, two methods each to save your voice mail and text ... «AppAdvice, Jun 15»
7
Meet WebAssembly: Microsoft, Google, and Firefox's alternative to …
The new format has a .wasm file extension, and its code is compiled into a binary, where it is then executed inside the JavaScript engine. «Network World, Jun 15»
8
Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing audio files, classical music, and .m4a files
It's a bit annoying that Apple uses the same file extension for both lossy and lossless files, especially because AAC is part of the MP4 ... «Macworld, Jun 15»
9
MasterCard doles out token service to store-branded cards, e …
As for the card-on-file extension, MasterCard is making it possible for businesses to replace stored credit, debit and prepaid card account ... «ZDNet, Jun 15»
10
iPhone 6S: New iOS 9 files point towards improved front camera
The code, unearthed by developer Hamza Sood, shows file extension names which mention '1080p supported', 'front flash supported', ... «uSwitch.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. File extension [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/file-extension>. Feb 2020 ».
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