- a written or printed paper furnishing information or evidence, as a passport, deed, bill of sale, or bill of lading; a legal or official paper.
- any written item, as a book, article, or letter, especially of a factual or informative nature.
- a computer data file.
- Archaic. evidence; proof.
- to furnish with documents.
- to furnish with references, citations, etc., in support of statements made: a carefully documented biography.
- to support by documentary evidence: to document a case.
- Nautical. to provide (a vessel) with a certificate giving particulars concerning nationality, ownership, tonnage, dimensions, etc.
- Obsolete. to instruct.
Origin of document
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Examples from the Web for documenter
He transitioned from simply capturing the people in his world to becoming, more consciously, a documenter of his times.Dennis Hopper’s ‘Lost Album’ Displayed in Original Form at Gagosian New York
May 12, 2013
- a piece of paper, booklet, etc, providing information, esp of an official or legal nature
- a piece of text or text and graphics stored in a computer as a file for manipulation by document processing software
- archaic evidence; proof
- to record or report in detail, as in the press, on television, etcthe trial was well documented by the media
- to support (statements in a book) with citations, references, etc
- to support (a claim, etc) with evidence or proof
- to furnish (a vessel) with official documents specifying its ownership, registration, weight, dimensions, and function
Word Origin and History for documenter
early 15c., "teaching, instruction," from Old French document (13c.) "lesson, written evidence," from Latin documentum "example, proof, lesson," in Medieval Latin "official written instrument," from docere "to show, teach" (see doctor (n.)). Meaning "something written that provides proof or evidence" is from early 18c. Related: Documents.
1640s, "to teach;" see document (n.). Meaning "to support by documentary evidence" is from 1711. Related: Documented; documenting.