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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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Take hand file to length and confirm with an apex locator and radiograph
"Also, the files are made of a nickel-titanium alloy, making them incredibly flexible and more resistant to breakage and other complications compared to conventional stainless steel hand files."
Peralta, who is board-certified in veterinary dentistry, "Also, the files are made of a nickel-titanium alloy, making them incredibly flexible and more resistant to breakage and other complications compared to conventional stainless steel hand files."
[11] showed that D-RaCe was significantly more effective than ProTaper retreatment files and hand files in removing filling material from curved canals, and a laboratory study reported that ProTaper retreatment files caused more procedural errors [38].
The company donated discontinued products to the school, including circular saw blades, hand files for metal working, a variety of magnets and magnet tools, and hole cutters for use in metal working.
Shaping, tillering and finish work all involve hand files, sandpaper, and handwork.
A report said police are to hand files on six Parliamentarians to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider if charges should be bought.
My father was a bit of a gunsmith and he cut my 336's barrel down to just over 16 inches and then recrowned it with hand files. He slicked up the action for me and then I topped it with a Leupold Scout Scope.
All the machines, even down to the smallest hand tool, are fully functional and even the hand files have cutting surfaces.
She mixes ashes with a synthetic resin which is poured into a mould to create the frame which she then hand files prior to fitting the cloth background and glass.
It is common to see precision-machined components deburred with hand files and power-tool-driven abrasive products.
In addition, Error Correction allows users to make changes whenever it is convenient or hand files off to someone else for voice correction.