Definition of Master file
1. Noun. (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Computer File
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Literary usage of Master file
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1. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS): A Comprehensive Guide by Doris V. Sweet (1994)
"The RTECS® master file is composed of 107-character fixed length records. ... RTECS® master file LAYOUT Field No. Field Name Position Description 1 Sequence ..."
2. Financial Investigations: A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimesby Don Vogel by Don Vogel (1999)
"The master file is designed to accumulate all data pertaining to the tax ... Two of the categories are the Business master file and the Individual Master ..."