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single file

1. noun A line one person or one thing in width. A single file of geese—such an unusual flight pattern for the bird—crossed overhead as we traversed the field. I arranged all the figurines in a single file.
2. adverb In such a line. The students lined up and walked single file into the auditorium. Cyclists are reminded to please ride single file on roads to avoid obstructing traffic.
See also: file, single

single file

a line of things or people, one person or one thing wide. (See also in single file.) Please get into single file. You have to march single file.
See also: file, single

(in) single/Indian ˈfile

in a line, one person after another: The whole class walked along behind the teacher in single file.When American Indians walked in a group, each person walked in the footsteps of the person in front so that they could not be counted by the enemy.
See also: file, Indian, single
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The men stood on the square for exactly 30 minutes and then left again in a single file in the direction of Sofia University.
Some clustered network solutions provide a single file system that can scale infinitely with no theoretical limit and spans multiple nodes within a cluster.
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SINGLE FILE, who shattered a hock during the William Hill Pall Mall semi-finals at Oxford on Thursday, has been put to sleep, writes Richard Birch.
Conceptually, all accounting transactions, no matter where they originate, are permanently stored in a single file from which the computer can retrieve data as requested and present it in the form in which it is needed.
It is designed to single file bottles with minimum bottle-to bottle contact, which offers advantages whether running plastic or glass, as it reduces downed plastic bottles and eliminates scratching and starring of glass bottles that can lead to breakage during transit.
When an individual uses computer software to create a business record, such as a letter created with a word processor, that letter's content is usually stored in a single file on a computer's hard disk.
It provides unparalleled speed and a wide spectrum of recovery schemes from volumes, to a single file or database object.
Management software presents the entire contents of the library as a single file system, providing users direct access.
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The popularity and easy access of ISE WebPACK's error-free downloading and single file installation has resulted in nearly 40,000 new seats installed this past year.
Palacemews Lad, although seeded wide, does tend to cut to the inside and that will do no favours to Single File, recommended at 12-1 ante-post but far from certain to trap at his best from four, while worthy favourite Shevchenko will need another of his fliers to overcome a tricky draw in three.
Through its unique all-in-one approach, XPERT CONNECT analyzes over 90% of all claims processed through a single file extract - eliminating errors, delays, while decreasing expenses.
But it is a waste of time and effort to restore a single file from a volume.
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