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contiguous

Adjacent or touching. Contrast with fragmentation. See contiguous file.



contiguous file

A file on disk that is not broken apart. All sectors are adjacent to each other. A contiguous file is faster to read and write than one that is fragmented across the disk. See fragmentation.



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