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Meaning of document

doc•u•ment

Pronunciation: (n.dok'yu-muntv.dok'yu-ment&sec), [key]
— n.
  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, article, or letter, esp. of a factual or informative nature.
  3. a computer data file.
  4. evidence; proof.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with documents.
  2. to furnish with references, citations, etc., in support of statements made: a carefully documented biography.
  3. to support by documentary evidence: to document a case.
  4. to provide (a vessel) with a certificate giving particulars concerning nationality, ownership, tonnage, dimensions, etc.
  5. to instruct.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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