Document. An information deliverable created in the course of some business process, and with some lifecycle independent of its use to communicate the information therein.
Documents are usually in sections and contain a multiplicity of information, generally on a given subject and for a given audience. In particular, documents generally have parts. This term is defined so that parts of documents may be defined. This is a difficult concept to define, but there is some value in distinguishing information of this sort, from memoranda, reports and the like. This is particularly for the identification of things such as contracts, prospectuses and the like, as distinct from the elements of information which may make up their parts, and allowing for the possibility of these having different status at different times and so on (Draft document versus Formal Document). However, certain of those others (e.g. Report) may also be considered documents in some cases.
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