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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.
doc′u·ment′er n.
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Adj.1.documented - furnished with or supported by documents; "the first documented case of shark attack in those waters"
undocumented - lacking necessary documents (as for e.g. permission to live or work in a country); "undocumented aliens"; "undocumented tax deductions"
2.documented - established as genuine
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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* The new standard says what should be documented and the characteristics of workpapers that should be retained.
The exceptions should be very limited and the reason should be clearly documented. Date: Client Document Description Reason Not Destroyed -- Engagement Partner -- Managing Partner </pre> <p>Co-Editors:
The advantages of Web-based document delivery to end-users have been widely discussed and documented (Schnell, 2000; Sayeed, Murray, & Wheeler, 2001).
In the electronic folders, the working process is documented by notes, endorsements, annotations, comments, instructions, orders, and approvals.
* Previous studies documented that free text documents have high rates of missing information.
In fact, this may ultimately be the most significant value of the ITM web page, because many of these procedures have not been documented adequately or simply that good procedural instructions published conventionally have not reached managers in the field.
Weight loss and parenteral or tube feeding, including the total caloric and fluid intake a resident receives from a parenteral or tube feeding, must be documented. If the MDS is coded as though the resident did not receive the majority of his or her intake by parenteral or tube feeding, the clinical significance of this treatment will not be captured by the RUG III system.

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