Definition of flat file in English:

flat file

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noun

Computing
A file having no internal hierarchy.
More example sentences
  • Also, using databases rather than flat files to store messages has an obvious performance benefit.
  • Other types of databases or even flat files may be used for data mining, but are more cumbersome and time-consuming to work with.
  • Again, this could be done without a database - just dump it into flat files for all I care.

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