data file

variants: or less commonly datafile \ ˈdā-​tə-​ˌfī(-​ə)l How to pronounce datafile (audio) , ˈda-​ also  ˈdä-​ \
plural data files also datafiles

Definition of data file

: a digital file on which data is stored Call a professional and check your system before trying to insert that recovery disk. If the disk is readable, your important data files can be copied before any reinstalling activity starts.— George Cox

First Known Use of data file

1955, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Data file.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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