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document

doc·u·ment

document

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dak y mnt
definition: a written or printed paper that gives factual information or proof of something. Birth certificates, marriage licenses, and passports are kinds of documents.
synonyms:
paper
similar words:
certificate, license, permit, record
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dak y ment
inflections: documented, documenting, documents
definition: to provide evidence for.
The scientist did not document his results, so no one believed his claims.
similar words:
confirm, support, verify
Word Parts
The word document contains the following parts:
doc Latin root that means teach
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.