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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

file

(fīl),
A tool for smoothing, grinding, or cutting.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

file

(fīl)
Dental instrument used to crush large calculus deposits and to smooth, grind, and cut. Its working-end has several cutting edges.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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To accomplish this, you need programs that will create disk files the other programs can read, and that in turn can read disk files the other programs create.
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The new features included in the Windows XP Mode RC are:<br> - Windows XP Mode apps can attach with USB devices directly from Windows 7 taskbar.<br> - Drive sharing between Windows XP Mode and Windows 7 can be disabled when not needed.<br> - Initial setup now includes user tutorials for using Windows XP Mode better<br> - Location of Windows XP Mode differencing disk files stored can now be customized<br> - Most recently used files in Windows XP Mode applications can be accessed with a jump-list from Windows 7.
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And with a DVD-RW disk files are erasable, so you can keep re-using it.
Uses MasterCam 386 and Delcad Duct 5 CAD/CAM, which allows use of disk files to start mold design and construction without blueprints.
The authors pay close attention to prerequisite knowledge and skills and provide tasks that build these skills through the simple programs, or "disk files," which involve variations on a small set of tasks, such as navigating mazes or copying designs.
I run MSAV on a routine schedule on all of my hard disk files and use it to scan any floppy disk files I want to copy to my hard disk.
A boot disk allows for recreating all the internal settings and disk files necessary to make the hardware operate properly.
Why is it that making copies of one's hard disk files is such a traumatic experience for computer users, and why do so many users resist?