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Meaning of document by Wiktionary Dictionary

document


    Etymology

    From Middle French document .

    Pronunciation

    • ( noun )
      • ( RP ): enPR: dŏ'kyo͝omənt, IPA: /ˈdɒkjʊmənt/, X-SAMPA: /"dQkjUm@nt/
      • ( US ): enPR: dä'kyo͝omənt, IPA: /ˈdɑkjʊmənt/, X-SAMPA: /"dAkjUm@nt/
    • ( verb )
      • ( RP ): enPR: dŏ'kyo͝omĕnt, IPA: /ˈdɒkjʊmɛnt/, X-SAMPA: /"dQkjUmEnt/
      • ( US ): enPR: dä'kyo͝omĕnt, IPA: /ˈdɑkjʊmɛnt/, X-SAMPA: /"dAkjUmEnt/

    Noun

    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 .
    2. ( obsolete ) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma .
    3. ( obsolete ) An example for instruction or warning .

    See also

    • document in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Explanation of document by Wordnet Dictionary

document


    Verb
    1. support or supply with references

    2. Can you document your claims?
    3. record in detail

    4. The parents documented every step of their child's development
    Noun
    1. anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

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

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

    4. a written account of ownership or obligation



    Definition of document by GCIDE Dictionary

    document


    1. document ( dŏkument ), n. [LL. documentum, fr. docere to teach: cf. F. document. See Docile.]
      1. That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma. [Obs.]

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

      2. An example for instruction or warning. [Obs.]

      They were forth with stoned to death, as a document to others. Sir W. Raleigh.

      3. 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.

      Saint Luke . . . collected them from such documents and testimonies as he . . . judged to be authentic. Paley.

    2. Document, v. t.
      1. To teach; to school. [Obs.]

      I am finely documented by my own daughter. Dryden.

      2. 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”.