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flat filing

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n. ~ 1. A technique to store documents horizontally. - 2. A technique to store documents unfolded.

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Flat filing1 is distinguished from vertical filing, in which documents are stored on edge as in a filing cabinet. - Flat filing2 is distinguished from the use of pigeonholes or cabinets in which documents are folded before being stored.