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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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