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Documentation vs. Document

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Documentationnoun

Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea.

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.

Documentationnoun

Documentary evidence and sources.

Documentnoun

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

Documentationnoun

Documents that explain the operation of a particular machine or software program.

Documentnoun

(computing) A file that contains text.

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Documentationnoun

(programming) Comments that explain the usage of individual functions, libraries and blocks of code.

Documentnoun

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

Documentationnoun

confirmation that some fact or statement is true

Documentnoun

(obsolete) An example for instruction or warning.

Documentationnoun

program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs

Documentverb

To record in documents.

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

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Documentationnoun

documentary validation;

‘his documentation of the results was excellent’; ‘the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones’;

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.’;

Documentation

Documentation is any communicable material that is used to describe, explain or instruct regarding some attributes of an object, system or procedure, such as its parts, assembly, installation, maintenance and use. Documentation can be provided on paper, online, or on digital or analog media, such as audio tape or CDs.

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.’;

Documentnoun

An example for instruction or warning.

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

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.’;

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Documentverb

To teach; to school.

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

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.

Documentnoun

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

Documentnoun

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

Documentnoun

a written account of ownership or obligation

Documentnoun

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

Documentverb

record in detail;

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

Documentverb

support or supply with references;

‘Can you document your claims?’;

Documentnoun

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

Documentverb

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

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

Documentverb

support or accompany with documentation

‘teaching resources that are documented clearly and comprehensively’;

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’;

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