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FILING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does filing mean? 

FILING (noun)
  The noun FILING has 4 senses:

1. the entering of a legal document into the public record
2. a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file
3. the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
4. preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.

  Familiarity information: FILING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FILING (noun)


Sense 1filing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The entering of a legal document into the public record

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context examples:

he filed a complaint / he filed his tax return

Hypernyms ("filing" is a kind of...):

entry; submission (something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition))


Sense 2filing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("filing" is a kind of...):

fragment (a piece broken off or cut off of something else)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "filing"):

metal filing (a fragment of metal rubbed off by the use of a file)


Sense 3filing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("filing" is a kind of...):

formation; shaping (the fabrication of something in a particular shape)


Sense 4filing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

I have some filing to do

Hypernyms ("filing" is a kind of...):

storage (the act of storing something)


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