Definition of pathname in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHnām/
(also path name)


A statement of the location of a file or other item in a hierarchy of directories.
Example sentences
  • The pathname portion of the URL may be an HTML filename or the pathname of a CGI program.
  • This strategy eliminates the need to define the data directory pathname every time you upgrade the script.
  • It works only for plain HTML files with images that have a relative pathname.

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Syllabification: path·name

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