(Or "plain ASCII") Said of a text file that contains only 7-bit ASCII characters and uses only ASCII-standard control characters (that is, has no embedded codes specific to a particular text formatter markup language, or output device, and no meta-characters).Compare flat file. [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1996-01-26
flat ♦ flat address space ♦ flat ASCII ♦ flat file ♦ flat file database
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