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file

  
[1]  
      n  
1    a folder, box, etc., used to keep documents or other items in order  
2    the documents, etc., kept in this way  
3    documents or information about a specific subject, person, etc.  
we have a file on every known thief     
4    an orderly line or row  
5    a line of people in marching formation, one behind another  
   Compare       rank   1       6  
6    any of the eight vertical rows of squares on a chessboard  
7      (Computing)   a named collection of information, in the form of text, programs, graphics, etc., held on a permanent storage device such as a magnetic disk  
8    Obsolete   a list or catalogue  
9    on file   recorded or catalogued for reference, as in a file  
      vb  
10    to place (a document, letter, etc.) in a file  
11    tr   to put on record, esp. to place (a legal document) on public or official record; register  
12    tr   to bring (a suit, esp. a divorce suit) in a court of law  
13    tr   to submit (copy) to a newspaper or news agency  
14    intr   to march or walk in a file or files  
the ants filed down the hill     
     (C16 (in the sense: string on which documents are hung): from Old French filer, from Medieval Latin filare; see filament)  
  filer      n  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
share ideas based on a similar experience
[Fig.] E.g.: They were both going through a divorce, so they met to compare notes.
o.
The electronic contents generated by electronic device or system in form of electronic form or as printed output excluding the computer system files are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents

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