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In general usage, a path is a route between two points. It may also be used metaphorically, as a philosophical route to a desired state or destination.

In Graph theory a path is a sequence of nodes of a graph where there is an edge from any node in the sequence to the following node. The first node in the sequence is called the path's start.

In computing a path is the general form of a file or directory name. In this example from MS Windows:

 C:\windows\system\sys32.dll ,

C:\windows\system is the path for the file sys32.dll.

See absolute path, relative path.

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