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alphanumeric filing system

Broader Term: 

(also numeric-alphabetic filing system), n. ~ A method for classifying materials for storage and access through use of letters and digits that represents a concept.


Alphanumeric filing systems typically use indirect access, with users locating file headings through a hierarchical or alphabetical list that indicates the code used for filing or retrieval.

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