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! FAT (File Allocation Table) n.
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.

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abbr. acron.
File Allocation Table
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
n.
prejudice or discrimination against people who are fat
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
n.
perpetrator(perpetrador)
n.
scallion (synonym)
exp.
(metaphorically) die
[Fig.]
n.
small handbag without handles
n.
bitch (alternative term)
nm.
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v.
search for (food)
exp.
(metaphorically) manipulation attempt
His speech was nothing but smoke and mirrors
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      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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