sub·​file ˈsəb-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce subfile (audio)
variants or sub-file
plural subfiles or sub-files
: a file (such as a computer file) that is part of a larger file or derived from parts of larger files
You simply search through existing files for all the records matching a particular set of criteria and designate those records as a subfile.Robert Moskowitz

Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subfile was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Subfile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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