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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

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.
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This is where a yawning gap seems to open up between the religious and the secular life -- the man or woman in orders can allow divine love to sweep them up and consume them and call it work, but the layman must file away his rare moments of transcendence alongside the office memos or the washing-up and keep his agitation under his hat.
He called for keeping the waste file away from politics, deeming that the health of the Lebanese citizens was not part of a bidding war.
Many file away coding notices without even bothering to check them.
It's difficult to workinacluttered space, so file away all material not relevant to the job in hand, and concentrateonone thing at a time.
And, like many of their contemporaries, the Raveonettes are just too good to file away with all the rest and ignore.