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Meaning of “file” - Learner’s Dictionary

file

noun     /faɪl/
COMPUTER [C]
A2 a piece of text, a picture, or a computer program stored on a computer: Do you want to download all these files?Office practicesOfficial documentsComputer concepts
INFORMATION [C]
A2 a collection of information and documents about someone or something: The school keeps files on all its pupils.Official documentsOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
CONTAINER [C]
a box or folded piece of thick paper used to put documents in: He keeps all his bank statements in a file. Office equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationeryPaper
on file
If information is on file, it is recorded and stored somewhere: The police have kept all the details on file.Office practicesOfficial documents
TOOL [C]
a small tool with a rough edge that is used to make a surface smooth: a nail file ToolsGardening toolsCarpentry and joinery
in single file
in a line with one person following the other →  See also the rank and file Things collected in lines or rings
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