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Accounting

  • noun a document upon which details of transactions or accounting events are recorded and from which information is extracted to be subsequently entered into the internal accounting system of an organisation, e.g., a sales invoice or credit note

Computing

  • noun a form or document from which data is extracted prior to entering it into a database

Electronics

  • A document, such as a form, into which data is entered, and whose contained information is subsequently utilized.
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