[ noun dok-yuh-muhnt; verb dok-yuh-ment ]
/ noun ˈdɒk yə mənt; verb ˈdɒk yəˌmɛnt /


verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. doctrinally,
  2. doctrine,
  3. doctrine of descent,
  4. docu-soap,
  5. docudrama,
  6. document reader,
  7. documental,
  8. documentalist,
  9. documentarian,
  10. documentary

Origin of document

1400–50; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin documentum example (as precedent, warning, etc.), equivalent to doc- (stem of docēre to teach) + -u- (variant of -i- -i- before labials) + -mentum -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for well-documented


adjective (well documented when postpositive)

widely recorded or recounteda well-documented fact


noun (ˈdɒkjʊmənt)

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

verb (ˈdɒkjʊˌmɛnt) (tr)

Word Origin for document

C15: from Latin documentum a lesson, from docēre to teach

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