2020-01-13 07:44:24 UTC
I have a question about the following sentences from a novel.
The sleek, upright unit most closely resembling a set of washers and dryers was the
fingerprint matching processor, its function to match unknown prints against the multimillion fingerprint data base stored on magnetic disks.
( - omitted - )
"So whoever left the prints on her has prints on file with the data base?" I asked.
"Meaning it's possible he has a criminal record?"
(Post Mortem by P. Cornwell)
Someone's fingerprints were detected from a murdered woman's body.
The latent prints conformed to a set of ones stored in the database which contain a great number of fingerprints
collected from the whole land.
Question is about "(a) file with the data base", specifically about an usage of "with".
I guess this "with" is similar to an usage as in " I have been with ABC Co. since it was founded ten years ago."
Both indicate: something belongs to something else.
What do you think?