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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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He files off the edges of his boot soles and blade plates to get more clearance for his unusually deep edgework; to allow more ankle play he uses boots that are more flexible than those used by triple-jump specialists.
The idea is to keep the larger files off the network and close to the raster image processor for output.
This app allows the user to have not only shortcuts to further increase their speed in using the iPhone, but also download music and video files off the internet.
There are two steps to getting the results into Intel VTune Amplifier, first pulling the result files off of the device, and then importing them into the analyzer.