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English definition of “file”

file

noun [C or U] (LINE)    /faɪl/
a long line of people or animals , one behind another: They were horrified to see files of ants marching through the kitchen . They walked in ( single ) file (= one behind another).Things collected in lines or rings
(Definition of file noun (LINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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