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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dak y mnt
definition 1: a written or printed paper that gives factual information or proof of something. Birth certificates, marriage licenses, and passports are kinds of documents.
She keeps her passport and other important documents in a safe place.
similar words:
certificate, license, permit, record
definition 2: a file made by a computer containing information in the form of text or media.
He wrote the report, but now he can't find the document on his computer.
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dak y ment
inflections: documents, documenting, documented
definition: to provide evidence for.
The scientist did not document his results, so no one believed his claims.
similar words:
confirm, support, verify
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The word document contains the following parts:
doc, doct Latin root that means teach
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-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.