documentation

noun doc·u·men·ta·tion \ -mən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌmen- \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018
1 : the act or an instance of furnishing or authenticating with documents
2 a : the provision of documents in substantiation; also : documentary evidence
b (1) : the use of historical documents
(2) : conformity to historical or objective facts
(3) : the provision of footnotes, appendices, or addenda referring to or containing documentary evidence
4 : the usually printed instructions, comments, and information for using a particular piece or system of computer software or hardware

documentational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of documentation in a Sentence

  1. You cannot visit the country unless you have the proper documentation.

  2. Keep your receipts as documentation of your purchases.

  3. Can you provide documentation of the claims you're making?

  4. The program's documentation is poorly written.

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First Known Use of documentation

1884

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DOCUMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners

documentation

  • : the documents, records, etc., that are used to prove something or make something official

  • : written instructions for using a computer or computer program



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