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Definition: location-based addressing

Identifying data by its physical address. Location-based addressing in a computer is a file in a folder; for example, a PowerPoint presentation in a Windows computer might be addressed as c:\users\maria\documents\crypto.ppsx. On a website, that file might be found at www.computerlanguage.com/crypto.ppsx. Contrast with IPFS and content-based addressing. See files vs. folders.