Definition of vertical file in English:

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vertical file

Entry from US English dictionary


An alphabetized file for pamphlets and other small publications that do not merit a call number in a library system.
Example sentences
  • Electronic vertical files may be viewed as more visible and more easily accessible vertical files that keep users connected to their public libraries.
  • All of her files were in perfect order in three vertical files, and there was an extra desk in the corner, lit by an attractive pole lamp.
  • These are all in the vertical files at the archives.

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Syllabification: ver·ti·cal file

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