subfile

noun
sub·​file | \ ˈsəb-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce subfile (audio) \
variants: or sub-file
plural subfiles or sub-files

Definition of subfile

: 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

First Known Use of subfile

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Subfile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subfile. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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