used to describe something that is known about or known to be true because there are many documents that describe it, prove it, etc.
a well-documented fact
That part of her life is not well-documented.

Examples of well-documented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Budgeting And Tracking Expenses George Washington’s diligence in record-keeping and budgeting is well-documented. True Tamplin, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 In the last two years, several homes have sold across the Portuguese Bend community, according to Zillow data, including at least one just last month and one in late 2023 — even though the increasing landslide movement was well-documented. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2024 That's been well-documented, and it's been a major focus this month. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 27 Jan. 2024 But the play of the Chiefs’ wideouts has been well-documented, and the assessment is that the room didn’t fare well for much of the regular season. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2024 His Hollywood life and relationships, while well-documented, were flashier in comparison to the type of hunting-season coverage of Spears’. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2024 The consequences of too much nitrogen inhalation —usually accidentally in industrial settings— are well-documented. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 25 Jan. 2024 This caused a delay that was well-documented in press reports at the time. Melody Chiu, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 Robertson’s Indigenous heritage – of Cayuga and Mohawk ancestry – has been well-documented. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 16 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Well-documented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-documented. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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