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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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Section (20)(10)(10)2 of the draft sets forth the circumstances under which the IRS can waive an information-reporting penalty because the filer has established reasonable cause.
In the event of a filer failure, its partner will seamlessly take over its full function in a way that is completely transparent to users.
The use of a Filer for database storage can significantly reduce the routine administrative burden on DBAs.
On receipt of the Form 8633, the IRS will assign an electronic filer identification number (EFIN) and send a letter to the applicant acknowledging receipt of the application.
The proposal included the filer phase-in schedule, which calls for those presently filing as volunteers to be mandated electronic fliers beginning in April 1993, with three waves of new filers in July, October and December 1993, so that more than 2,500 corporations and 800 investment management companies will be in the system by January 1994.
4, however, a filer is permitted to resubmit unprocessed tapes without penalty if the filer does so within 45 days after having been returned by the IRS for format or coding errors that prevent processing.