The definition of a document is a piece of paper or papers containing information often used as proof or a record of something.(noun)
An example of document is the United States Constitution.
Document is defined as to gather and report the details of something or prove something.(verb)
An example of document is a writer covering an event for a newspaper article.
See document in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < L documentum, lesson, example, proof < docere, to teach: see decent
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Origin: Middle English, precept
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin documentum, example, proof
Origin: , from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
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