Noun: document dókyumunt
Verb: document 'dókyu`ment
- Writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
- written document, papers
- Anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
- A written account of ownership or obligation
- (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters
- text file
- Record in detail
"The parents documented every step of their child's development"
- Support or supply with references
"Can you document your claims?"
Derived forms: documents, documenting, documented
See also: documental, documentary, documentation
Type of: affirm, communication, computer file, confirm, corroborate, enter, piece of writing, put down, record, representation, substantiate, support, sustain, writing, written material
■ noun /; AmE / [C]
DEFENCE DOCUMENT, OFFER DOCUMENT
an official paper or book that gives information about sth, or that can be used as evidence or proof of sth:
The company has published a 29-page document outlining the proposed merger.
a consultation document on boardroom pay
Have you received your tickets and travel documents?
Copies of the relevant documents must be filed at court.
Emails and other internal documents had been leaked to the newspapers.
a formal/legal/an official/a written document
◆ a consultation/discussion/policy/strategy document
◆ to draft/draw up/publish/sign a document
◆ to destroy/shred/tear up documents
◆ a document details/outlines/says/states sth
a computer file that contains text that has a name that identifies it:
To create a new document, select 'New' from the File menu.
scrolling through a document
❖ to create/edit/save a document
◆ to close/download/open/print (out) a document
■ verb /; AmE / [+ obj]
to record the details of sth in writing:
a project to document manufacturing procedures
The country's economic problems have been well documented.