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numeric filing system

n. ~ 1. A system for organizing records through the use of numbers that appear on the materials. - 2. A system to classify materials using numbers as headings.


A numeric filing system1 is commonly used for purchase orders, checks, and other records that have a unique number assigned to each document. - A numeric filing system2 uses an index or file plan to associate concepts with specific numbers, which are then applied to the materials being filed.