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a. A written or printed paper that bears the original, official, or legal form of something and can be used to furnish decisive evidence or information.
b. Something, such as a recording or a photograph, that can be used to furnish evidence or information.
c. A writing that contains information.
d. Computers A piece of work created with an application, as with a word processor.
e. Computers A computer file that is not an executable file and contains data for use by applications.
2. Something, especially a material substance such as a coin bearing a revealing symbol or mark, that serves as proof or evidence.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) doc·u·ment·ed, doc·u·ment·ing, doc·u·ments
1. To furnish with a document or documents.
2. To methodically record the details of: "I had thought long and logically about ... how to document the patterns of dolphin behavior" (Diana Reiss).
3. To support (an assertion or claim, for example) with evidence or decisive information.
4. To support (statements in a book, for example) with written references or citations; annotate.
[Middle English, precept, from Old French, from Latin documentum, example, proof, from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]
doc′u·ment′a·ble (-mĕn′tə-bəl) adj.
doc′u·ment′al (-mĕn′tl) adj.
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1. a piece of paper, booklet, etc, providing information, esp of an official or legal nature
2. (Computer Science) a piece of text or text and graphics stored in a computer as a file for manipulation by document processing software
3. archaic evidence; proof
4. (Journalism & Publishing) to record or report in detail, as in the press, on television, etc: the trial was well documented by the media.
5. to support (statements in a book) with citations, references, etc
6. to support (a claim, etc) with evidence or proof
7. (Nautical Terms) to furnish (a vessel) with official documents specifying its ownership, registration, weight, dimensions, and function
[C15: from Latin documentum a lesson, from docēre to teach]
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doc•u•ment(n. ˈdɒk yə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt)
1. a written or printed paper furnishing information or evidence, as a passport, deed, bill of sale, or bill of lading; a legal or official paper.
2. any written item, as a book or letter, esp. of a factual or informative nature.
3. a computer data file.
4. Archaic. evidence; proof.v.t.
5. to furnish with documents.
6. to furnish with references, citations, etc., in support of statements made.
7. to support by documentary evidence: to document a case.
8. to provide (a vessel) with a certificate giving particulars concerning nationality, ownership, tonnage, etc.
9. Obs. to instruct.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin documentum example (as precedent, warning, etc.)]
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document- First meant "instruction" or "evidence," whether written or not.
See also related terms for instruction.
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Past participle: documented
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|Noun||1.||document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)|
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
preamble - a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
ballot - a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
brevet - a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
capitulation - a document containing the terms of surrender
certificate, credential, credentials, certification - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
charter - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
confession - a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
copyright, right of first publication - a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
inclosure, enclosure - something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
form - a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
papyrus - a document written on papyrus
political platform, political program, platform, program - a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
resignation - a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"
source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
specification - (patent law) a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use of an invention
voucher - a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure
|2.||document - anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks|
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
|3.||document - a written account of ownership or obligation|
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
letter of credit - a document issued by a bank that guarantees the payment of a customer's draft; substitutes the bank's credit for the customer's credit
quittance - a document or receipt certifying release from an obligation or debt
record - a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"
|4.||document - (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
web page, webpage - a document connected to the World Wide Web and viewable by anyone connected to the internet who has a web browser
computer file - (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
ASCII text file - a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting
|Verb||1.||document - record in detail; "The parents documented every step of their child's development"|
|2.||document - support or supply with references; "Can you document your claims?"|
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
source - specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report"
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A. [ˈdɒkjʊmənt] N → documento m
B. [ˈdɒkjʊment] VT → documentar
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npl (= papers) → papiers mpl
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document[n ˈdɒkjʊmənt; vb ˈdɒkjʊmɛnt]
2. vt → documentare
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a written statement giving information, proof, evidence etc. She signed several legal documents relating to the sale of her house. dokumente, geskrifte وَثيقَه، مُسْتَنَد документ documento dokument das Dokument dokument έγγραφοdocumento dokument سند؛ مدرک asiakirja documentמסמך लेख्यपत्र, दस्तावेज dokument, isprava okirat dokumen skjal; málskjal documento 文書 서류 dokumentas dokuments dokumen documentdokumentdokument سند documento document документ dokument, doklad, listina spis, listina dokument dokument, handling เอกสาร belge, döküman 文件 документ تحریری یا مطبوعہ دستاویز tài liệu 文件ˌdocuˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective
of or found in documents. documentary evidence. dokumentêr, skriftelike bewyse وَثائِقي доказателствен documental písemný urkundlich dokumentarisk γραπτός, που βρίσκεται σε έγγραφα documental dokumentaalne مستند؛ موثق dokumentaarinen documentaire תִיעוּדִי डॉक्यूमेन्टरी dokumentira, zabilježen okmányszerű, hiteles tertulis skjalfestur documentario 文書の 문서의, 기록에 의한 dokumentinis dokumentāls dokementari documentairdokumentarisk udokumentowany مستند documental documentar документальный písomný dokumentaren dokumentaran stödd på (ingående i) dokument ที่เกี่ยวกับเอกสาร belgesel 文件的 документальний دستاویزات یا محفوظ عینی شہادتوں پر مبنی thuộc tài liệu 文件的noun – plural docuˈmentaries –
a film, programme etc giving information on a certain subject. a documentary on the political situation in Argentina. dokumentêre بَرْنامَج أو فيلم وَثائِقي документален филм documentário dokumentární film die Dokumentation dokumentarfilm; dokumentarudsendelse ντοκιμαντέρdocumental dokumentaalfilm فیلم مستند dokumenttiohjelma documentaire סֶרֶט תְּעוּדָה dokumentarni film dokumentumfilm dokumenter heimildakvikmynd documentario 記録映画 다큐멘터리 dokumentinis filmas dokumentāla filma rencana documentaire dokumentarfilm/-program film dokumentalny فیلم مستند documentário documentar документальный фильм dokumentárny film dokumentarni film dokumentarac dokumentär ภาพยนตร์สารคดี belgesel, dökümanter 紀錄片 документальний фільм حقیقی ، واقعاتی ریکارڈ یا رپورٹ phim tài liệu 纪录影片
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document→ مُسْتَنَد dokument dokument Dokument έγγραφο documento asiakirja document dokument documento 文書 문서 document dokument dokument documento документ dokument เอกสาร belge tài liệu 文件
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___ record → ___ del expediente.
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