document

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From Middle French document.

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document (plural documents)

  1. 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.
    • Paley
      Saint Luke [] collected them from such documents and testimonies as he [] judged to be authentic.
  2. (obsolete) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
    • I. Watts
      Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time.
  3. (obsolete) An example for instruction or warning.
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
      They were forthwith stoned to death, as a document to others.

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document (third-person singular simple present documents, present participle documenting, simple past and past participle documented)

  1. To record in documents.
    He documented each step of the process as he did it, which was good when the investigation occurred.
  2. To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.
    A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

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Noun[edit]

document n (plural documenten, diminutive documentje n)

  1. document

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin documentum.

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document m (plural documents)

  1. document