filing

noun (1)
fil·​ing | \ ˈfī-liŋ How to pronounce filing (audio) \

Definition of filing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of using a file
2 : a fragment rubbed off in filing iron filings

filing

noun (2)

Definition of filing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of filing something
2 : a document filed

First Known Use of filing

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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filing

noun

Legal Definition of filing

1 : an act or instance of filing something
2 : a document filed

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