Notebook, 1993-



Factual or Substantial support . . . . Proof . . . . Evidence . . . . Original or Official paper, evidence or support . . . . A writing conveying information . . . . Lesson, Proof . . . . A material substance bearing representation of thoughts by means of some conventional mark or symbol . . . . Portrayal . . . . Conformity to historical or objective facts . . . . Supporting or authenticating

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Document n [ME, fr. MF, fr. LL & L; LL documentum official paper, fr. L, lesson, proof, fr. docére to teach -more at Docile] [15c] 1a archaic: Proof, Evidence b: an original or official paper relied on as the basis, proof, or support of something c: something [as a photograph or a recording] that serves as evidence or proof 2a: a writing conveying information b: a material substance [as a coin or stone] having on it a representation of thoughts by means of some conventional mark or symbol c: Documentary

2 Document vt [1711] 1: to furnish documentary evidence of 2: to furnish with documents 3a: to provide with factual or substantial support for statements made or a hypothesis proposed; esp: to equip with exact references to authoritative supporting information b[1]: to construct or produce [as a move or novel] with authentic situations or events [2]: to portray realistically 4: to furnish [a ship] with ship's papers

Documentation n [1884] 1: the act or an instance of furnishing or authenticating with documents 2a: the provision of documents in substantiation; also: documentary evidence b [1]: the use of historical documents [2]: conformity to historical or objective facts [3]: the provision of footnotes, appendices, or addenda referring to or containing documentary evidence 3: Information Science 4: the usu. printed instructions, comments, and information for using a particular piece or system of computer software or hardware

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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