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Definition: 1. A secondary or symbolic name for a file, a collection of data, a computer user, or a computer device. 2. In a spreadsheet, a range name, such as Income, is an alias for a range, such as A3-K3. 3. In networks, group aliases provide a handy way to send e-mail to two or more people simultaneously.
Source: Pfaffenberger, Bryan. Webster's new world computer dicdtionary. London: Wiley, 2003. Print.