Definition of documentation
1 : the act or an instance of furnishing or authenticating with documents
2a : the provision of documents in substantiation; also : documentary evidenceb (1) : the use of historical documents (2) : conformity to historical or objective facts (3) : the provision of footnotes, appendices, or addenda referring to or containing documentary evidence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
documentationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of documentation in a sentence
You cannot visit the country unless you have the proper documentation.
Keep your receipts as documentation of your purchases.
Can you provide documentation of the claims you're making?
The program's documentation is poorly written.
First Known Use of documentation
DOCUMENTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of documentation for English Language Learners
: 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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