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.

  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.

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.]

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. Michael Krasman:

    We aggregate all that information, we document it, we go over it, and then we hold the company and ourselves accountable for making sure that we’re processing that list.

  2. Michael Barone:

    While there are real differences and fissures on policy like trade and the direction of American foreign policy, I don’t see all of those becoming matters of debate in the platform. It is a non-binding document.

  3. Liz Salmi:

    It's not a medical document, it's a quasi-legal document.

  4. Elijah Cummings:

    To date, The President has not produced a single document or scheduled a single interview, house Oversight Committee expects full compliance with House Oversight Committee requests as soon as possible, or it may become necessary to consider alternative means to compel compliance.

  5. Dmitry Peskov:

    Work is currently underway on drafting the text of a possible joint document on the implementation of the Minsk agreement, which would include the proposals made by the president of Ukraine and President Putin.

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    • A. impounding
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