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file

 [fīl]
a collection of records, which may constitute a database or be a component of one.
digital file a patient record or part of a record that has been converted to a format that can be transmitted or viewed on a computer.

file

(fīl),
A tool for smoothing, grinding, or cutting.

file

1 (in dentistry) a tool for scaling or removing plaque and calcified deposits from the teeth, or in the preparation of the root canal during endodontic therapy.
2 a collection of related data or information, assembled for a specified purpose and stored as a unit.

file

noun A basic unit of storage on a computer; a collection of data which can be stored, accessed and transferred as a single unit. A file may contain text, calculations, graphics or software routines.
 
verb To store information.

file

Informatics noun A basic unit of storage on a computer; a collection of data that can be stored, accessed, and transferred as a single unit; a file may contain text, calculations, graphics, or software routines. See Client-user options file, Corrupted file, RSV file verb To store information.

file

(fīl)
Dental instrument used to crush large calculus deposits and to smooth, grind, and cut. Its working-end has several cutting edges.

file,

n 1. a metal tool of varying size and form with numerous ridges or teeth on its cutting surfaces; may be push-cut or pull-cut; used for smoothing or dressing down metals and other substances.
2. a collection of records; an organized collection of information directed toward some purpose such as patient demographic data. The records in a file may or may not be sequenced according to a key contained in each record.
v 3. to reduce by means of a file.
file, gold,
n a file designed for removing surplus gold from gold restorations; may be pull-cut or push-cut.
file, Hirschfeld-Dunlop,
n.pr a periodontal file used with a pull stroke for the removal of calculus; available in various angulations for approach to different surfaces of teeth.
file, periodontal,
n an instrument with multiple, angled cutting edges used to roughen the surface of a smooth calculus deposit before removal with a curet.
file, root canal,
n a small metal hand instrument with tightly spiraled blades used to clean and shape the canal.
file, sharpening,
n a difficult honing procedure requiring special tools designed to address the file's numerous parallel ridges.
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