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English definition of “file”

file

noun [C or U] (CONTAINER)    /faɪl/
A2 any of several different types of container used to store papers , letters , and other documents in an ordered way, especially in an office : a box / envelope file secret / confidential / personnel files You'll find it in the files under "C". We keep your records on file for five years .Office equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
(Definition of file noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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