A filing cabinet with large, shallow drawers, typically used to store art, blueprints, or other really big sheets of paper.

flat-ASCII = F = flatten

flat-file adj.

A flattened representation of some database or tree or network structure as a single file from which the structure could implicitly be rebuilt, esp. one in flat-ASCII form. See also sharchive.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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