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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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Users first treat their nails with the cleansing cloth, then apply the strip beginning at the base of the nail, curve it around the tip and then file off the excess.
2 FILE OFF any sharp edges left on the corner bead with a mill file.
Photo: Adjust router bit to leave a slight lip, file off later (step 9)
I watched United file off the bus at the JJB Stadium and they looked a beaten team before the game.
The United players are not a defeatist bunch but as they began to file off the coach there was a general acknowledgement that the title may have slipped out of their grasp.