• An original or official paper used 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 information is represented by writing.
  • A file that contains text.
  • That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
  • An example for instruction or warning.


  • To record in documents.
  • To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.


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  • Borrowed from Middle French document, from Latin documentum.

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