- In general usage, a
**path**is a route between two points. It may also be used metaphorically, as a philosophical route to a desired state or destination. - In graph theory a
**path**is a sequence of vertices of a graph where there is an edge from any vertex in the sequence to the following vertex. - In computing,
**path**is the general form of a file or directory name. See path (computing). - In topology, a
**path**in a topological space*X*is a continuous function from the unit interval [0,1] into*X*.