Definition of Document

1. Noun. Writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature).

2. Verb. Record in detail. "The parents documented every step of their child's development"
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Derivative terms: Documentary, Documentation

3. Noun. Anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks.
Generic synonyms: Representation
Specialized synonyms: Letter, Missive
Derivative terms: Documental, Documentary

4. Verb. Support or supply with references. "Can you document your claims?"
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Confirm, Corroborate, Substantiate, Support, Sustain
Specialized synonyms: Source
Derivative terms: Documentation, Documentation

5. Noun. A written account of ownership or obligation.

6. Noun. (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters.
Exact synonyms: Text File
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Specialized synonyms: Web Page, Webpage, Ascii Text File
Generic synonyms: Computer File
Derivative terms: Documentary

Definition of Document

1. n. That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.

2. v. t. To teach; to school.

Definition of Document

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) An example for instruction or warning. ¹

4. Verb. To record in documents. ¹

5. Verb. To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information. ¹

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Definition of Document

1. to support by conclusive information or evidence [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Document

1. An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof or support of something, such as a book, report or letter that conveys information. Origin: L. Docere = to teach This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Document

document (current term)
document management system
document retrieval
documentaries and factual films

Literary usage of Document

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1847)
"I.—A new document regarding the authority of the Master of the Revels over Play-makers, Plays, and Players, in. I send for insertion in the next volume of ..."

2. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Jesuits, Reuben Gold Thwaites (1899)
"LVI Following is a synopsis of the document contained in this volume : CXXVIII. ... LV. ; the remainder of the document forms the present volume, ..."

3. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay by Asiatic Society of Bombay (1872)
"After this was obtained, I succeeded in getting a second copy of the same narrative, with a few unimportant variations. The language of this document is ..."

4. The Irish Parliament 1775: From an Official and Contemporary Manuscript by John Blaquiere Blaquiere (1907)
"... [The manuscript -volume which contains this document has no title, nor has this List of the Members of the Irish House of Commons any heading. ..."

5. SAS/ACCESS(R) 9.1 Interface to SAP BW:: User's Guide by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"This document provides primary support for the SAS/ACCESS 9.1 Interface to SAP BW. ... This document provides tutorial instruction for a novice user of the ..."

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