\ˈe͡ɪt pɔ͡ɪnt θɹˈiː], \ˈeɪt pɔɪnt θɹˈiː], \ˈeɪ_t p_ɔɪ_n_t θ_ɹ_ˈiː]\
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A common shorthand for thelimits on filename length imposed by the file system used byMS-DOS and Microsoft Windows - at most eight characters,followed by a ".", followed by a filename extension of atmost three characters.Windows 95 supports long filenames by using multipledirectory entries per file. The extra entries are hidden. Italso automatically derives an 8.3 name for each file forbackward compatibility so that older versions of DOS canstill access the file.
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- Belonging to, or characteristic of, a system of elementary education which combined manual training with other instruction, advocated and practiced by Jean Henri Pestalozzi (1746-1827), Swiss teacher. An advocate or follower the system of Pestalozzi. pes-ta-lot'si-an, adj. pertaining to graduated object-teaching as originated by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1745-1827).