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Document vs. Record

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Documentnoun

An original or official paper used as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information pertinent to such proof or support.

Recordverb

To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.

Documentnoun

Any material substance on which the information is represented by writing.

Recordverb

To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.

‘They longed to see the day, to hear the larkRecord her hymns, and chant her carols blest.’;

Documentnoun

(computing) A file that contains text.

Recordverb

To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.

‘Those things that are recorded of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings.’;

Documentnoun

(obsolete) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.

Recordverb

To reflect; to ponder.

‘Praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read.’;

Documentnoun

(obsolete) An example for instruction or warning.

Recordverb

To sing or repeat a tune.

‘Whether the birds or she recorded best.’;

Documentverb

To record in documents.

‘He documented each step of the process as he did it, which was good when the investigation occurred.’;

Recordnoun

A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record.

Documentverb

To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.

‘A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.’;

Recordnoun

An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes.

Documentnoun

That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.

‘Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time.’;

Recordnoun

Testimony; witness; attestation.

‘John bare record, saying.’;

Documentnoun

An example for instruction or warning.

‘They were forth with stoned to death, as a document to others.’;

Recordnoun

That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.

Documentnoun

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.’;

Recordnoun

That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record.

Documentverb

To teach; to school.

‘I am finely documented by my own daughter.’;

Recordnoun

That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race.

Documentverb

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.

Recordnoun

anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events;

‘the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques’;

Documentnoun

writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

Recordnoun

the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had;

‘at 9-0 they have the best record in their league’;

Documentnoun

anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

Recordnoun

an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport);

‘he tied the Olympic record’; ‘coffee production last year broke all previous records’; ‘Chicago set the homicide record’;

Documentnoun

a written account of ownership or obligation

Recordnoun

sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves

Documentnoun

(computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using 7-bit ASCII characters

Recordnoun

the sum of recognized accomplishments;

‘the lawyer has a good record’; ‘the track record shows that he will be a good president’;

Documentverb

record in detail;

‘The parents documented every step of their child's development’;

Recordnoun

a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted;

‘he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court’; ‘the prostitute had a record a mile long’;

Documentverb

support or supply with references;

‘Can you document your claims?’;

Recordnoun

a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;

‘Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'’; ‘his name is in all the recordbooks’;

Documentnoun

a piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

Recordnoun

a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction;

‘they could find no record of the purchase’;

Documentverb

record (something) in written, photographic, or other form

‘the photographer spent years documenting the lives of miners’;

Recordverb

make a record of; set down in permanent form

Documentverb

support or accompany with documentation

‘teaching resources that are documented clearly and comprehensively’;

Recordverb

register electronically;

‘They recorded her singing’;

Document

A document is a written, drawn, presented, or memorialized representation of thought, often the manifestation of non-fictional, as well as fictional, content. The word originates from the Latin Documentum, which denotes a or : the verb doceō denotes .

‘teaching’; ‘lesson’; ‘to teach’;

Recordverb

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;

‘The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero’; ‘The gauge read `empty'’;

Recordverb

be aware of;

‘Did you register any change when I pressed the button?’;

Recordverb

be or provide a memorial to a person or an event;

‘This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps’; ‘We memorialized the Dead’;

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