What does document mean?

Definitions for document
ˈdɒk yə mənt; -ˌmɛntdoc·u·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. document, written document, papersnoun

    writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

  2. documentnoun

    anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

  3. documentnoun

    a written account of ownership or obligation

  4. text file, documentverb

    (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters

  5. documentverb

    record in detail

    "The parents documented every step of their child's development"

  6. documentverb

    support or supply with references

    "Can you document your claims?"

Wiktionary

  1. documentnoun

    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.

  2. documentnoun

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

  3. documentnoun

    An example for instruction or warning.

  4. documentverb

    To record in documents.

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

  5. documentverb

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

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

  6. Etymology: From document.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Documentnoun

    Etymology: documentum, Latin.

    It is a most necessary instruction and document for them, that as her majesty made them dispensators of her favour, so it behoveth them to shew themselves equal distributers. Francis Bacon.

    Learners should not be too much crouded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time. Isaac Watts.

    Gentle insinuations pierce, as oil is the most penetrating of all liquors; but in magisterial documents men think themselves attacked, and stand upon their guard. Govern. of Tongue.

    It is not unnecessary to digest the documents of cracking authors into several classes. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

Wikipedia

  1. Document

    A document is a written, drawn, presented, or memorialized representation of thought, often the manifestation of non-fictional, as well as fictional, content. The word originates from the Latin Documentumcode: lat promoted to code: la , which denotes a "teaching" or "lesson": the verb doceōcode: lat promoted to code: la denotes "to teach". In the past, the word was usually used to denote written proof useful as evidence of a truth or fact. In the Computer Age, "document" usually denotes a primarily textual computer file, including its structure and format, e.g. fonts, colors, and images. Contemporarily, "document" is not defined by its transmission medium, e.g., paper, given the existence of electronic documents. "Documentation" is distinct because it has more denotations than "document". Documents are also distinguished from "realia", which are three-dimensional objects that would otherwise satisfy the definition of "document" because they memorialize or represent thought; documents are considered more as 2-dimensional representations. While documents can have large varieties of customization, all documents can be shared freely and have the right to do so, creativity can be represented by documents, also. History, events, examples, opinions, etc. all can be expressed in documents.

ChatGPT

  1. document

    A document is a written, printed, or electronic material that provides information or evidence or serves as an official record. It can include various forms such as letters, memos, reports, policies, spreadsheets, manuals, contracts, certificates, or any other form of text that records details or data relevant to a particular subject or event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Documentnoun

    that which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma

  2. Documentnoun

    an example for instruction or warning

  3. Documentnoun

    an original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol

  4. Documentverb

    to teach; to school

  5. Documentverb

    to furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law

  6. Etymology: [LL. documentum, fr. docere to teach: cf. F. document. See Docile.]

Wikidata

  1. Document

    In Library and information science and in documentation science, a "document" is considered a basic theoretical construct. It is everything which may be preserved or represented in order to serve as evidence for some purpose. The classical example provided by Suzanne Briet is an antelope: "An antelope running wild on the plains of Africa should not be considered a document, she rules. But if it were to be captured, taken to a zoo and made an object of study, it has been made into a document. It has become physical evidence being used by those who study it. Indeed, scholarly articles written about the antelope are secondary documents, since the antelope itself is the primary document.".. That documents cannot be defined by their transmission medium is evident because of the existence of electronic documents.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Document

    dok′ū-ment, n. a paper containing information or the proof of anything.—v.t. to furnish with documents: to support or prove by documents.—adjs. Document′al, Document′ary, relating to or found in documents.—n. Documentā′tion, preparation or use of documentary evidence and authorities—used in realistic fiction by the school of Zola of faithful reproduction of the records, real or supposed, of actual lives (the so-called document humain).—Documentary hypothesis, the hypothesis that the Pentateuch consists of two or more originally distinct documents. [Fr.,—L. documentumdocēre, to teach.]

Editors Contribution

  1. document

    A type of digital or electronic file.

    The document was electronic and easy to read.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'document' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2146

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'document' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1442

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'document' in Nouns Frequency: #477

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'document' in Verbs Frequency: #1047

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of document in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of document in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of document in a Sentence

  1. Robin Tam:

    It is not yet apparent whether Mr Kovtun intends to instruct legal representatives. (A lawyer for the inquiry) has asked him to supply a detailed witness statement but has not yet received such a document.

  2. Hemal Trivedi:

    I wanted to make sense of my anger and I realized that Pakistan is a deeply divided country (where) there's a fringe minority that is trying to take over...from the vast majority of Pakistanis, the biggest ideological divide in Pakistan today is in the field of education so I wanted to document that polarity in the education system by following children in madrassas and schools.

  3. Maria Zakharova:

    The first is to systematize and understand who we should consider terrorists in Syria and in the region, and the second is to establish a list of the representative Syrian opposition that can conduct negotiations with Damascus, our preparations for the Vienna meeting are based on the document that was adopted on October 30.

  4. Khaled Meshaal:

    This is a plea from me to the Trump administration -- the new American administration -- break out from the wrong approaches of the past and which did not arrive at a result. And perhaps to grab the opportunity presented by Hamas' document.

  5. Ted Mitchell:

    I think people have been worried primarily because they don't know what it is we actually intend to do, i'm hopeful that now that we have a document out we'll be able to have a very constructive, positive conversation about how we do this in the right way.

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