The kind of data stored in a file. Most modern operating systems use the filename extension to determine the file type though others store this information elsewhere in the file system. The file type is used to choose an appropriate icon to represent the file in a GUI and the correct application with which to view, edit, run, or print the file.
Different operating systems support different sets of file types though most agree on a large common set and allow arbitrary new types to be defined.
See also MIME.
FileInfo.com – The File Extensions Resource (http://fileinfo.com/)
- Filial generation
filial generation n. The generation resulting from a genetically controlled mating that is successive to the parental generation.
[fil-ee-uh l] /ˈfɪl i əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial obedience. 2. noting or having the relation of a child to a parent. 3. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating […]
noun 1. (in Confucianism) the important virtue and primary duty of respect, obedience, and care for one’s parents and elderly family members. noun in Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one’s parents and ancestors
[fil-ee-eyt] /ˈfɪl iˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), filiated, filiating. 1. Law. to determine judicially the paternity of, as a child born out of wedlock. Compare (def 5). /ˈfɪlɪˌeɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. (law) to fix judicially the paternity of (a child, esp one born out of wedlock) 2. (law) a less common word for affiliate 3. […]