Document meaning

dŏk'yə-mənt
Something containing information, esp. information in printed or written form, often, specif., something that is relied upon to record or prove something: documents may be on paper, in digital or electronic form, etc.
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An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information pertinent to such proof or support. Any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.
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The definition of a document is a piece of paper or papers containing information often used as proof or a record of something.

An example of document is the United States Constitution.

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Anything serving as proof.
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To provide with a document or documents.
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To provide (a book, pamphlet, etc.) with documents or supporting references.
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To prove, as by reference to documents.
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To gather and report the details of; cover or chronicle.
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Information captured on paper or in electronic format. Under the rules of evidence, the term receives the broadest possible interpretation and may include such items as photographs, audiotapes, etc.
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To record something, typically in writing, or to produce documents to substantiate an assertion.
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To record in documents.

He documented each step of the process as he did it, which was good when the investigation occurred.

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To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.

A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

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Document is defined as to gather and report the details of something or prove something.

An example of document is a writer covering an event for a newspaper article.

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Something, especially a material substance such as a coin bearing a revealing symbol or mark, that serves as proof or evidence.
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To furnish with a document or documents.
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To support (an assertion or claim, for example) with evidence or decisive information.
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To support (statements in a book, for example) with written references or citations; annotate.
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(1) Originally, the term referred to only a file created in a word processor. When Apple introduced the Macintosh in the mid-1980s, it called every data file a document no matter which software application was used to create it. The terminology migrated to the Windows environment, which later provided a My Documents folder as the default storage location for all personal data. Default folders for pictures, music and videos are located in the My Documents folder. See template and style sheet.
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Origin of document

  • Middle English precept from Old French from Latin documentum example, proof from docēre to teach dek- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French document.
    From Wiktionary