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Answer:

A file is a semi-permanent, named collection of information.

Files

A file is a semi-permanent, named collection of information.

This is a conceptual definition of what a file is. It says what a file is and how it is used. A file can be implemented in many ways: as sections of a hard disk, as sections of a DVD, as part of a magnetic tape, and in other ways.

QUESTION 2:

Is there another way (other than files) for a computer system to keep information semi-permanently?