Document definition

dŏkyə-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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To gather and report the details of; cover or chronicle.
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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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A written or printed paper that bears the original, official, or legal form of something and can be used to furnish decisive evidence or information.
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To provide (a book, pamphlet, etc.) with documents or supporting references.
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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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Something, such as a recording or a photograph, that can be used to furnish evidence or information.
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A writing that contains information.
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(computers) A computer file that is not an executable file and contains data for use by applications.
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Anything serving as proof.
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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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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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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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To support (statements in a book, for example) with written references or citations; annotate.
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(computers) A piece of work created with an application, as with a word processor.
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To support (an assertion or claim, for example) with evidence or decisive information.
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To provide with a document or documents.
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To prove, as by reference to documents.
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To furnish with a document or documents.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
document
Plural:
documents

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