document

Definitions

  • Reproduction of a document
    Reproduction of a document
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v document support or supply with references "Can you document your claims?"
    • v document record in detail "The parents documented every step of their child's development"
    • n document anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
    • n document writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
    • n document (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters
    • n document a written account of ownership or obligation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average a business document is copied 19 times
    • document An example for instruction or warning. "They were forth with stoned to death, as a document to others."
    • document An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol. "Saint Luke . . . collected them from such documents and testimonies as he . . . judged to be authentic."
    • document That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma. "Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time."
    • Document To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.
    • Document To teach; to school. "I am finely documented by my own daughter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more than 3000 documented caves located in the state of Tennessee
    • n document That which is taught; precept; teaching; instruction; direction; authoritative dogma.
    • n document Strictly, a written or printed paper containing an authoritative record or statement of any kind; more generally, any writing or publication that may be used as a source of evidence or information upon a particular subject or class of subjects; specifically, in the law of evidence, anything bearing a legible or significant inscription or legend; anything that may be read as communicating an idea (including thus a tombstone, a seal, a coin, a sign-board, etc., as well as paper writings).
    • document To teach with authority; instruct; school.
    • document To support by recorded evidence; bring evidence of; prove.
    • document To furnish with documents; furnish with instructions and proofs, or with papers necessary to establish facts: as, a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average office document gets copied 19 times
    • n Document dok′ū-ment a paper containing information or the proof of anything
    • v.t Document to furnish with documents: to support or prove by documents
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Quotations

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    Paula Nelson
    “The best business plans are straightforward documents that spell out the who, what, where, why, and how much...”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. documentum, fr. docere, to teach: cf. F. document,. See Docile

Usage

In literature:

No paper was hidden in or under any one of them, or indeed was there space capable of holding a document.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
This is shewn by a Carlisle document.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Franklin examined the document carefully, and returned it with his written objections.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
A woman has done what makes it necessary for us to recover a certain document despite the police and the government.
"A Diplomatic Adventure" by S. Weir Mitchell
See the documents, including the letter of Beza referred to above, published together with my inquiries, in the Bulletin de la Soc.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The tendency to separate words appears first in non-literary documents, such as legal documents or matters of record.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Colonial Documents, iii:242, and the Records of New Amsterdam.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
You gave this document to Mr. Ashurst, you say.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
But of Logan at the moment of the Gowrie Plot, we know nothing from public documents.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
To-day the Secretary placed in my hands for examination and report, a very long document, written by a deposed or resigned Roman priest.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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In poetry:

My letters to you
Are greater and more important than both of us.
They are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty And my madness.
"Light Is More Important Than The Lantern" by Nizar Qabbani
He gives me such a bold and curious look,
That young American across the way,
As if he'd like to put me in a book
(Fancies himself a poet, so they say.)
Ah well! He'll make no "document" of me.
I lock my door. Ha! ha! Now none shall see. . . .
"Room 4: The Painter Chap" by Robert W Service

In news:

The key final step in any calibration process, "documentation" is often neglected or overlooked because of a lack of resources, time constraints or the pressure of everyday activities.
The World Wide Web was abuzz this week with the strange tale of the very first photograph ever uploaded to the then-brand new network of linked hypertext documents that we take for granted today.
The state followed up documenting 16 critical violations in September.
The FBI arrested 11 people last week in a Russian spy case, according to court documents unsealed Monday.
The alleged spies were on 'long-term deep-cover assignments,' the documents say.
Less well documented are the images built in the days after the attacks that helped emergency personnel understand the damage, the shifting rubble and the fires that continued to burn underground.
The Library of Congress has a page documenting the role maps played in managing the recovery effort.
Amusement Vending, trading as Amusement Novelty Sales, is the company that forfeited cash early this year, part of which had been seized during a 2007 federal raid of its offices at 6806 Eastern Ave, according to court documents.
Document all potential petfood safety hazards to m.
One of the methods of representation that Lee looked to in order to document the construction process is a series of instructional drawings.
But a state Department of Justice-led settlement with Pfizer four years ago remains an active case because the pharmaceutical giant wants to block documents from becoming public.
In Documents on Pain Drug, Signs of Doubt and Deception.
Documentation tips for recovery auditor, MAC, CERT , and ZPIC.
Leaked documents a potential threat.
Stewart Muir documents the true, untold story of The Vancouver Sun's stand, in 1942, against government censorship.
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In science:

Murata shows the close relation between SGML or XML document syntax (usually referred to as Document Type Definition, or DTD ) and the syntax of its tree representation.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Although designed specifically for the XML document representation format, these recommendations are applicable to a wide variety of other types of documents that can be reasonably translated into XML.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Researchers modeled IR systems with large sparse (and anti-symmetric) term-document matrices which permitted document similarity to be measured by the cosine of the angle between vectors in a multi-dimensional space.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
There A is the “document-term matrix”, which is formed of the frequencies of occurrence of various terms in the documents of a large collection.
Sampling from large matrices: an approach through geometric functional analysis
The text-to-speech option in this case may provide an audio summary of lists of documents. Individual documents may also have a text-to-speech option, where the contents of the document may be converted to audio.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
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