filing

A filing is when a legal document becomes part of the public record. Anyone can read a filing.

As you might imagine, a filing is an example of something being put in a file. You can take part in the physical act of filing by organizing documents in separate files. Or, you can execute a different type of filing by making a legal document public. After a public filing, a document is fair game for anyone to read, including members of the media. Another type of filing is produced from filing a metal. If you are filing away at your iron gate, for example, you will create iron filings. Best not to inhale those!

Primary Meanings of filing

1.
n
the entering of a legal document into the public record
2.
n
the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
Full Definitions of filing
1

n the entering of a legal document into the public record

Type 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)

n preservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.

“I have some filing to do”
Type of:
storage
the act of storing something
2

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

Type of:
formation, shaping
the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

n a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

Types:
metal filing
a fragment of metal rubbed off by the use of a file
iron filing
a fragment of iron rubbed off by the use of a file
Type of:
fragment
a piece broken off or cut off of something else

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