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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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So now you have two, maybe three versions of various color separations that contain some kind of minor changes from varying traps, small color corrections or slight dot gain cutback differences that you simply cannot see in the film or plates that are now filed away together with no identification.
Sullivan told how many of the scenes were drawn from real life experiences, which he had filed away to use during the long-running saga.
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If a well-formatted text version or an attractive HTML version of an e-newsletter can be easily printed, hole-punched and filed away, why isn't it worth the hundreds of dollars subscribers pay for a similar print-only news-letter?
Usually after reading the featured stories or a few other topics, it's filed away and perhaps recycled.
The real reason young people have withdrawn from government is that government has developed a reputation as a place where the wheels spin endlessly and great ideas are filed away into a bottomless heap of paper.
And this isn't one of those harmless patents that gets filed away and forgotten.
Baker, a psychologist retired from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, theorizes that experiences filed away in the mind may change when a person encounters new information.
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They stayed filed away until Harris officially became a suspect in 2012 - raising questions about what else - the authorities knew about him before other victims came forward after the Jimmy Savile scandal and the launch of Operation Yewtree.
Contract notice: Purchase and delivery of fruits and vegetables for school meals ac f 2013/17 (recovery of a lot filed away for reasons of general interest).
The picture was certainly taken somewhere on Teesside and has been filed away in our archives for decades.