What is document?

  • (noun): Writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature).
    Synonyms: written document, papers
    See also — Additional definitions below


The term document has multiple meanings in ordinary language and in scholarship. WordNet 3.1. lists four meanings (October 2011):

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Full Write Professional - History - Design
... as a "preview" mode, in FullWrite the document remained fully editable in this view ... bars, allowing users to track changes to the documents ... Unlike competing designs, FullWrite's solution supported not only one document outline, but any number of them, allowing the document to be arranged in several different ways ...
Document - In Law
... Documents in all forms are frequently found to be material evidence in criminal and civil proceedings ... The forensic analysis of such a document falls under the scope of questioned document examination ... purpose of cataloging and managing the large number of documents that may be produced in the course of a law suit, Bates numbering is often applied to all documents so that each document has a unique, aribitrary ...
Technical Communication - Content Creation - Writing The First Draft
... format can be used when writing a first draft of some document types ... The abstract describes the subject, so that the reader knows what the document covers ... The body is the majority of the document and covers topics in depth ...
Estimate Of The Situation
... The Estimate of the Situation was a document supposedly written in 1948 by the personnel of United States Air Force's Project Sign -including the project’s director, Captain Robert R ... As late as 1960, USAF personnel claimed that the document never existed ... officers, and one consultant, describe the report as being a real document that was suppressed ...
Operations Plan - Controversy
... Paul Groussac and later Ricardo Levene accused the document of being a forgery, written by an enemy of the revolution in order to discredit it ... Supporters of the document accepted it, stating that the document found was not the original but a copy, and that it was not something unexpected that ... The original document, handwritten by Mariano Moreno, has not been discovered yet ...

More definitions of "document":

  • (noun): (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using 7-bit ASCII characters.
    Synonyms: text file
  • (verb): Support or supply with references.
    Example: "Can you document your claims?"
  • (verb): Record in detail.
    Example: "The parents documented every step of their child's development"
  • (noun): A written account of ownership or obligation.
  • (noun): Anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks.

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