Meaning of “filing” in the English Dictionary

"filing" in British English

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filingnoun

uk /ˈfaɪ.lɪŋ/ us /ˈfaɪ.lɪŋ/

filing noun (PUTTING IN A CONTAINER)

[ U ] the activity of putting documents, electronic information, etc. into files:

a filing cabinet
Her job involves filing and other general office work.

filing noun (RECORD)

[ C ] specialized law an official record of something:

a bankruptcy filing

(Definition of “filing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"filing" in American English

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filingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɑɪ·lɪŋ/

the activity of putting papers, letters, or other documents into files:

Her job involves filing and answering phones.

(Definition of “filing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"filing" in Business English

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filingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfaɪlɪŋ/ us

the act of putting documents into files:

He went into the office on Sunday to do some filing.

the act of officially recording something, for example, your accounts:

He was found guilty of assisting the filing of false tax returns.

(Definition of “filing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)