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documentary

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adjective doc·u·men·ta·ry \-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

Simple Definition of documentary

  • : consisting of documents : written down

Full Definition of documentary

  1. 1 :  being or consisting of documents :  contained or certified in writing <documentary evidence>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or employing documentation in literature or art; broadly :  factual, objective <a documentary film of the war>

doc·u·men·tar·i·ly play \-mən-ˈter-ə-lē, -ˌmen-\ adverb

Examples of documentary

  1. You must present documentary proof of your residence.

  2. <a documentary film about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor>



1802

First Known Use of documentary

1802


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documentary

noun doc·u·men·ta·ry

Simple Definition of documentary

  • : a movie or television program that tells the facts about actual people and events

Full Definition of documentary

plural documentaries

  1. :  a documentary presentation (as a film or novel)

Examples of documentary

  1. We watched a documentary on the early history of jazz.



1935

First Known Use of documentary

1935

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DOCUMENTARY Defined for Kids

documentary

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noun doc·u·men·ta·ry \ˌdä-kyə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

Definition of documentary

plural doc·u·men·ta·ries

  1. :  a film that tells the facts about something





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