Records vs Document - What's the difference?

records | document |


As nouns the difference between records and document

is that records is while document is an original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information pertinent to such proof or support any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.

As a verb document is

to record in documents.

records

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (record)
  • ----

    document

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia document) (en noun)
  • An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information pertinent to such proof or support. Any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.
  • * Paley
  • Saint Luke judged to be authentic.
  • (obsolete) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
  • * I. Watts
  • Learners should not be too much crowded with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at one time.
  • (obsolete) An example for instruction or warning.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • They were forthwith stoned to death, as a document to others.

    Derived terms

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To record in documents.
  • He documented each step of the process as he did it, which was good when the investigation occurred.
  • To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.
  • A ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

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