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(1) To link a certain type of file to a specific application. In MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows environments, the file’s type is specified by its three-character extension. For example, the.DOC extension identifies Microsoft Word documents. Once a file type has been associated with an application, selecting any file of that type automatically starts its associated application and loads the selected file.

(2) Synonymous with affiliate.