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Uniquely identified unit of information for human use, such as a report, specification, manual or book, in printed or electronic form. [ ISO/IEC 9294 ]

Other Definitions

Document (verb) [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
To add comments to a computer program.
Document [ ISO/IEC 15910
An item of documentation.
Document [ ISO/IEC 20000
Information and its supporting medium.
Document [ ISO/IEC 26514
Separately identified piece of documentation which could be part of a documentation set.


  • Example: in software engineering: project plans, specifications, test plans, user manuals. [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]
  • Documents include both paper and electronic documents. [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]

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