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document

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdɒkjəmənt/
a paper or set of papers that contains official information or instructions: a one-/five-/twenty-, etc. page document a consultative/consultation/framework documentdraft/circulate/publish a document Each bank will be required to publish a document detailing its annual and final bonus payments.obtain/receive/sign a document Don't sign any documents with items left blank or containing anything you don't understand.a document contains/outlines/describes Federal Agency documents outline the scope of the extensive project. Full details will be included in your policy document. We will accept original documents only, not copies. A spokesman from the Home Office refused to comment on the leaked document. a forged document a legal/official/formal document a classified/internal/confidential document →  See also defence document , export document , offer document , shipping documents
COMMUNICATIONS, IT a computer file that contains text and sometimes images: print/save/format a document Remember to save your documents at regular intervals when making changes. I was unable to open the attached document.
(Definition of document noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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