circular file


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circular file

[′sər·kyə·lər ′fīl]
(computer science)
An organized collection of records, generally with a high turnover, in which new records are inserted by replacing the oldest records.
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Enron's annual reports were apparently one of many that went straight into the SEC circular file without more than a quick perusal.
The nature of bureaucracy is you get these mailings with 57 pages that go out every two weeks and they go straight to the circular file," says Jura Scharf, executive director of the Chicago Asthma Consortium.
If you are like me, you ripped open the envelope, saw the words "privacy policy," and tossed the mailing into a desk drawer or maybe even the circular file.
Company president Craig Settles believes strategic business planning is the only thing that will prevent electronic business cards from becoming another ho-hum presentation device that ends up in the circular file.
Will anyone be surprised if many of these forms will be incomplete or wind up in the circular file of each house, apartment or mobile home to which they were sent?