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document

doc·u·ment

document

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dak y mnt
definition 1: a written or printed paper, often of a legal or official nature, that provides information, evidence, or proof of something, such as a birth certificate or marriage license.
You will need at least three documents to show proof of your identity.The lawyer is preparing the documents, and we'll sign them tomorrow.
synonyms:
instrument, paper
similar words:
certificate, license, permit, record
definition 2: a file containing information such as text or media, created with a computer application.
This document was created with a different word processing application than the others.This folder has all your documents including your spreadsheets.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: dak y ment
inflections: documented, documenting, documents
definition 1: to provide conclusive information or evidence for or about (a statement, claim, or the like).
He carefully documented his research.She documented each of her statements in the report.
synonyms:
corroborate, substantiate
similar words:
confirm, evidence, support, verify
definition 2: to provide with a paper, such as a certificate or license, giving information or evidence.
Each sale must be documented by a sales receipt.
similar words:
certificate, certify, 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.