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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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Save the file as plain text, and give it a name plus a .
Under e-filing, however, the client must sign and return a California e-file Return Authorization form before that file can be sent to the FTB--a detail that not every client may follow faithfully.
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Then rename the file you want to hide with an official sounding name such as MPLEX.
For the first year, this significant test group will have to file a hard-copy backup to each electronic filing.
Example: Instead of "Employee Handbook," "Using Company Cars," "Emergency Procedures," "Programming the Telephone," "Memos from Personnel, 1988," and so on, all such information can be filed in the "Employee Info" file.
NARA's own records management program does not have the capability to manage electronic records electronically; agency staff are required to "print and file.