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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Document  \Doc"u*ment\,  n.  [LL.  documentum  fr  docere  to  teach: 
  cf  F.  document.  See  {Docile}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  taught  or  authoritatively  set  forth; 
  precept;  instruction;  dogma.  [Obs.] 
 
  Learners  should  not  be  too  much  crowded  with  a  heap 
  or  multitude  of  documents  or  ideas  at  one  time.  -- 
  I.  Watts. 
 
  2.  An  example  for  instruction  or  warning.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  were  forth  with  stoned  to  death,  as  a  document 
  to  others  --  Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  An  original  or  official  paper  relied  upon  as  the  basis, 
  proof,  or  support  of  anything  else;  --  in  its  most 
  extended  sense  including  any  writing,  book,  or  other 
  instrument  conveying  information  in  the  case;  any  material 
  substance  on  which  the  thoughts  of  men  are  represented  by 
  any  species  of  conventional  mark  or  symbol. 
 
  Saint  Luke  .  .  .  collected  them  from  such  documents 
  and  testimonies  as  he  .  .  .  judged  to  be  authentic. 
  --Paley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Document  \Doc"u*ment\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  teach;  to  school.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  finely  documented  by  my  own  daughter.  -- 
  Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  documents  or  papers  necessary  to  establish 
  facts  or  give  information;  as  a  a  ship  should  be 
  documented  according  to  the  directions  of  law. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  document 
  n  1:  writing  that  provides  information  (especially  information  of 
  an  official  nature)  [syn:  {written  document},  {papers}] 
  2:  anything  serving  as  a  representation  of  a  person's  thinking 
  by  means  of  symbolic  marks 
  3:  a  written  account  of  ownership  or  obligation 
  4:  (computer  science)  a  computer  file  that  contains  text  (and 
  possibly  formatting  instructions)  using  7-bit  ASCII 
  characters  [syn:  {text  file}] 
  v  1:  record  in  detail;  "The  parents  documented  every  step  of 
  their  child's  development" 
  2:  support  with  evidence;  "Can  you  document  your  claims?" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  document 
 
  A  term  used  on  some  systems  (e.g.  {Intermedia})  for  a 
  {hypertext}  {node}.  It  is  sometimes  used  for  a  collection  of 
  nodes  on  related  topics,  possibly  stored  or  distributed  as 
  one 
 
 




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