document-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: pieces of paper with written information

Commentary: DOCUMENT[+artifact][+paper][+with_writing]

There were important scientific documents in that briefcase.
Our boater's log is a document of all the sailing trips we've taken.
The letters and documents of the deceased author are now the property of his wife.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: official validation, e.g., of identity or ownership

Commentary: DOCUMENT[+artifact][+paper][+with_writing][+validation][+official]
NOTE: a narrow usage, a subset of Sense 1

Bob keeps the documents for his car in the glove compartment.
We'll need to show our documents to the immigration official.
The documents for our pet are all up-to-date.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: computer text files

Commentary: DOCUMENT[+artifact][+electronic][+digital][+text_file]

The search engine has indexed billions of online documents.
Mary copied the document to a different directory on her laptop.
I accidentally deleted my latest version of the document.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4