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Definition of Document


  1. That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
  2. An example for instruction or warning.
  3. 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.
  4. To teach; to school.
  5. 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 Quotations

Life moves so fast. You gotta document the good times, man.
Big Boi

Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.
Thurgood Marshall

The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.
Winston Churchill

People say if bees die out, the world would end, apparently. Now, I don't know if that's true, if that's some bee enthusiast who managed to write a good document, and people believe this.
Karl Pilkington

I carefully evaluated every single document I disclosed to ensure that each was legitimately in the public interest. There are all sorts of documents that would have made a big impact that I didn't turn over, because harming people isn't my goal. Transparency is.
Edward Snowden
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Document Translations

document in Afrikaans is dokument
document in Dutch is akte, acte, bedrijf, stuk, dokument
document in French is document, documentez, documentent, documenter
document in German is Dokument, Unterlage, Dokument, Urkunde
document in Italian is documento, documento, atto
document in Latin is tabellae
document in Norwegian is dokument, dokumentere
document in Portuguese is original
document in Spanish is escrito, documento
document in Swedish is handling, dokument, urkund, akt
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