Definitions for "Absolute pathname"
Keywords:  pathname, slash, directory, root, tdp
For a file or directory, the list of directories from the root directory through the tree structure to the desired filename or directory name, each name in the series separated by a slash character (/).
A {pathname} relative to the {root directory}.
A pathname that begins with the root directory, such as /SYS/PUB/TDP. See also pathname and relative pathname.