Document - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɑːkjumənt|  American pronunciation of the word document
Brit.  |ˈdɒkjumənt|  British pronunciation of the word document


- writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature) (syn: 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


- record in detail
- support or supply with references


It is important to keep all of your financial documents in a safe place.

An important classified document has been leaked to the media.

creating a new document on your computer

I lost the document when the hard drive crashed.

Her study was the first to document this type of behavior in gorillas.

He wrote a book documenting their struggle.

Can you document the claims you're making?

The charges are well documented.

His research documents how the crisis occurred.

It is well documented that men die younger than women.

They are charged with using forged documents.

The parents documented every step of their child's development

Can you document your claims?

Historians date the document to the early 1700s.

You forgot to sign the document.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: document
he/she/it: documents
present participle: documenting
past tense: documented
past participle: documented
singular: document
plural: documents
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