file server

fi·lé serv·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ley, fee-ley sur-ver]
    • /fɪˈleɪ, ˈfi leɪ ˈsɜr vər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ley, fee-ley sur-ver]
    • /fɪˈleɪ, ˈfi leɪ ˈsɜr vər/

Definitions of file server words

  • noun file server a computer that makes files available to workstations on a network. 1
  • noun Definition of file server in Technology Hardware and software that together provide file-handling and storage functions for multiple users on a local area network. The most common choices for file server software are Sun Microsystems' Network File System for Unix and Novell Netware for IBM PC compatibles. There is also a version of NFS for PCs called PC-NFS. Storing files on a file server saves having multiple copies stored on individual computers, thus economising on disk space and also makes administrating and updating the files easier. 1
  • noun file server the central unit of a local area network that controls its operation and provides access to separately stored data files 0

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file server popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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