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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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Watermarking technology is opportunistic, relying on the fact that in any digitized image file (including compressed files) there are some bits that carry less significant information than other bits.
How do users know what files are available and where to look for them?
Reports can be developed from a data base file using any or all of the fields of information.
NSF will publish a notice in the Federal Register -- the government's document of record -- amending its current description of files subject to release under the Privacy Act, says NSF Deputy General Counsel Robert Andersen.
Some items will move forward in time, some backward; completed items will move out of the six Action Files altogether and into back-up files.
"Abrevity's approach looks inside FACS and other instrument files, extracts target data, tags the files with new metadata for classification and then allows for policy-based management," he says.
It was very handy when assigning tasks, deciding which files to keep or keeping track of updates; in other words, it was invaluable for managing documents.
Open File Manager now supports storage management frameworks, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Volume Shadow Copy Service.
"What I'd rather have is the taxpayer bringing us an electronic file of their income," he says.