noun | \ ˈdä-kyə-mənt \ | doc·u·ment
  1. : a writing (as a deed or lease) conveying information — see also instrument

  1. a : something (as a writing, photograph, or recording) that may be used as evidence

    b : an official paper (as a license) relied on as the basis, proof, or support of something (as a right or privilege)


transitive verb | \ ˈdä-kyə-ˌment \ | doc·u·ment
  1. a : to furnish documentary evidence of

    b : to provide with exact references to authoritative supporting information

  1. : to furnish (as a ship) with documents (as ship's papers)