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English noun: document

1. document (communication) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)


Synonymspapers, written document


Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material


Narrower (hyponym)ballot, brevet, capitulation, certificate, certification, charter, commercial document, commercial instrument, confession, copyright, credential, credentials, declaration, enclosure, form, inclosure, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, papyrus, patent, patent of invention, platform, political platform, political program, program, report, resignation, resolution, resolve, right of first publication, source, specification, study, voucher, written report


Part holonymarticle, clause, preamble

2. document (artifact) anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)letter, missive

3. document (possession) a written account of ownership or obligation


Broader (hypernym)communication


Narrower (hyponym)certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, letter of credit, obligation, quittance, record

4. document (communication) (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters


Synonymstext file


Broader (hypernym)computer file


Narrower (hyponym)ASCII text file, web page, webpage


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


English verb: document

1. document (communication) record in detail


SamplesThe parents documented every step of their child's development.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

2. document (cognition) support or supply with references


SamplesCan you document your claims?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain


Narrower (hyponym)source









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