overdocument

verb over·doc·u·ment \ ˌō-vər-ˈdä-kyə-mənt , -kyü- \

Definition of overdocument

overdocumented; overdocumenting
transitive + intransitive
: to document (something) excessively
  • overdocumented her claim
  • overdocumenting their thesis/sources
  • Hers is a peculiarly overdocumented life because of her involvement in a notorious murder case …
  • —Liz Stanley
  • I would suggest documenting how the athlete is doing throughout the process … . I don't think you can ever overdocument, and it's a good habit to get into.
  • —Barry Jordan

overdocumentation

play \ˌō-vər-ˌdä-kyə-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-, -kyü-\ noun
    • In the age of conspicuous overdocumentation, old film photographs are finding a new cachet of their own.
    • —Ivor Tossell

First Known Use of overdocument

1910

in the meaning defined above

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