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 for file system
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  file system
      n 1: a system of classifying into files (usually arranged
           alphabetically) [syn: file system, filing system]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  file system
  filing system
  
      (FS, or "filesystem") 1. A system for
     organizing directories and files, generally in terms of
     how it is implemented in the disk operating system.  E.g.,
     "The Macintosh file system is just dandy as long as you
     don't have to interface it with any other file systems".
  
     2. The collection of files and directories stored on a given
     drive (floppy drive, hard drive, disk partition, logical
     drive, RAM drive, etc.).  E.g., "mount attaches a named file
     system to the file system hierarchy at the pathname location
     directory [...]" -- Unix manual page for "mount(8)".
  
     As an extension of this sense, "file system" is sometimes used
     to refer to the representatation of the file system's
     organisation (e.g. its file allocation table) as opposed the
     actual content of the files in the file system.
  
     Unix manual page: fs(5), mount(8).
  
     (1997-04-10)
  

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