What does document mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word document.

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.

    Etymology: From document.

  2. documentnoun

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

    Etymology: From document.

  3. documentnoun

    An example for instruction or warning.

    Etymology: From document.

  4. documentverb

    To record in documents.

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

    Etymology: From document.

  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.

    Etymology: From document.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Documentnoun

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

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

  2. Documentnoun

    an example for instruction or warning

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

  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

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

  4. Documentverb

    to teach; to school

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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. Chuck Michel of Long Beach:

    NRA and CRPA constantly get calls from law abiding people having problems getting their guns back, the state Department of Justice wrongly tells police not to give guns back unless the person can document ownership of the gun and it is registered in the state DOJ’s database. But the law doesn’t require this.

  2. United States:

    Before the presidents meet, we need a document with the key issues areas and we're not there yet, we don't have two sides working off a joint document, and that would suggest that we still have gaps.

  3. Principal Carol Campbell:

    The perspective of the teacher does not reflect nor support our approach to educating students on sexual assault, a strong contradictory argument should be accompanied by counter arguments from credible sources. In this case, the document was shared with many students and staff with very little context. We apologize for any harm or negative impact.

  4. Joseph Pollini:

    Probably the most important thing a detective can do is document their investigation so that anyone reading the paperwork could close their eyes and see what he saw, but that wasn't always the thinking.

  5. Don Fowler:

    You always want unity. I still am much opposed to most of what's in that document, but more people than I wanted it, you've got the elections to take care of in two and half months, The DNC and all the 2020 cycle starts. That's just a whole different ballgame.

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