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flat-file

[ flat-fahyl ]

adjective

  1. noting or pertaining to a database system in which each database consists of a single file not linked to any other file.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of flat-file1

First recorded in 1980–85

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Example Sentences

A flat file should be used for the purpose, first a heavy rough one, for the first cutting.

The upper ends of plate lugs may be cleaned with a flat file, knife., or wire brush.

With a rough flat file, file the edges down, working from the centre line both ways.

When hunting, one does well to carry in his pocket a small flat file with which to sharpen his broad-heads before shooting them.

An old flat file can easily be ground into a suitable knife.

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