Definition of pathname in English:

pathname

(also path name)

noun

Computing
  • A statement of the location of a file or other item in a hierarchy of directories.

    • ‘The pathname portion of the URL may be an HTML filename or the pathname of a CGI program.’
    • ‘This strategy eliminates the need to define the data directory pathname every time you upgrade the script.’
    • ‘You can either provide a pathname here or skip the step entirely.’
    • ‘If you changed it when you ran the secure script, you'll want to use that pathname.’
    • ‘It works only for plain HTML files with images that have a relative pathname.’

Pronunciation:

pathname

/ˈpaTHnām/