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, papers(noun)

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

  2. document(noun)

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

  3. document(noun)

    a written account of ownership or obligation

  4. text file, document(verb)

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

  5. document(verb)

    record in detail

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

  6. document(verb)

    support or supply with references

    "Can you document your claims?"

Wiktionary

  1. document(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.

    Etymology: From document.

  2. document(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From document.

  3. document(Noun)

    An example for instruction or warning.

    Etymology: From document.

  4. document(Verb)

    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. document(Verb)

    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. Document(noun)

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

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

  2. Document(noun)

    an example for instruction or warning

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

  3. Document(noun)

    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. Document(verb)

    to teach; to school

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

  5. Document(verb)

    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. Edward J. Burns:

    It is truly disheartening to see that despite our many efforts, spending countless hours trying to address this issue, that the police, whom we need most in helping us to combat abuse, write this document and participate in this search.

  2. Remy Cordonnier:

    I am not an expert myself on Shakespeare's pieces, so I wanted to have the opinion of an expert, this is why I contacted Eric Rasmussen to make sure they did not already know about the First Folio. He was actually in London working on the Shakespeare year at the British Library and agreed to come to authenticate the document.

  3. Andrew Batson:

    Various agencies participated in drafting the document and are simultaneously presenting their own interpretation of what SOE reform means, there's a tension between the idea they want SOEs to be more independent, vibrant and commercial and the fact they're imposing all of these new rules and regulations on what they can do.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    So, where does this hate-filled document belong?

  5. Auctioneer Kathrin Weidler:

    Those who want to get worked up about this should just go ahead and get worked up about it, They should take it up with the city of Nuremberg or with those who preserved it. It's an historical document.

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