Document is

any recorded information, regardless of the nature of the medium or the method or circumstances of recording.[1]

[a]ny material containing marks, symbols, or signs visible, partially visible, or invisible (to the naked eye) that may ultimately convey meaning or a message.[2]

[a]ny data that can be represented in a digital form."[3]


  1. Executive Order 13526, at §6.1(p).
  2. NISTIR 8282r1, at x.
  3. Web Services Glossary (Nov. 2, 2004).
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