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English definition of “file”

file

noun [C/U] (COLLECTION)   /fɑɪl/
a folded piece of stiff paper used to store papers, letters, or other documents in an ordered way, esp. in an office, or a box or container in which documents are stored: [C] You’ll find it in the files under C. [U] We keep your records on file for five years. A file in a computer is a collection of information stored as one unit with one name: [C] I’m going to copy/save this file.
(Definition of file noun (COLLECTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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