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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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public RelationDocument(string fileName): base(fileName, "urn:localhost:ML.Relation", "ML.Lib.Relation.Relation.xsd")
Features include: Regular expression filename matching, multi-folder selections, multiple concurrent file operations, transparent archive contents access, MS Explorer shell compatibility, folder synchronization, bulk file operations, FTP-to-FTP transfers, a generic file search engine, and a highly configurable user interface.
"Our investigation so far has shown that if a user is using a version of Internet Explorer that is not running in Protected Mode an attacker may be able to access files with an already known filename and location," Microsoft said in a security advisory.
Look at the file extension displayed by Outlook Express (the part of the filename following the last dot), which indicates the type of program needed to open the file.
Considerable differences exist between Windows filename semantics and Unix-style filename semantics, and NAS devices should provide the appropriate interface to the client accessing the system (Windows or NT) and should in all cases avoid compromising data security and integrity.
File-Ex 98 even adds long filename support to 16-bit applications, so those old favorite programs will be even more useful.
Developers can already detect the type of a Visio file by passing a complete local file path which also includes the filename and extension.
Files affected by Win2K.Int include those with the filename extensions ".exe," ".com," ".dll," ".acm," ".ax," ".cnv," ".cpl," ".drv", ".mpd," ".ocx," ".pci," ".scr," ".sys," ".tsp," ".tlb," ".vwp," ".wpc" and ".msi."