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ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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Text, graphics, or spreadsheets generated by computer on any media or device for any electronic processing, including EDI. Electronically stored documents follow no format or readability requirements except when retrieve for human-use. It is simply information recorded in a manner that requires a computer or other electronic device to display, interpret, and process it.


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