What does DOCUMENTARY mean?

Definitions for DOCUMENTARYˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri; ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DOCUMENTARY.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. documentary, docudrama, documentary film, infotainment(adj)

    a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

  2. documentary, documental(adj)

    relating to or consisting of or derived from documents

  3. objective, documentary(adj)

    emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

    "objective art"

Wiktionary

  1. documentary(Noun)

    A film, TV program, publication etc. which presents a social, political, scientific or historical subject in a factual or informative manner.

  2. documentary(Adjective)

    of, related to, or based on documents.

  3. documentary(Adjective)

    which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject.

  4. documentary(Adjective)

    presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter.

  5. Origin: From adjective and (hence) noun documentaire, from document, from documentum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Documentary(adj)

    pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing

Freebase

  1. Documentary

    Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. A 'documentary film' was originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOCUMENTARY in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOCUMENTARY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Whenever I watch a documentary about the space, I find the news in the world very funny and dull!

  2. John Grierson:

    Of course Moana, being a visual account of events in the daily life of a Polynesian youth and his family, has documentary value.

  3. Rod Serling:

    It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

  4. Salman Rushdie:

    If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.

  5. Kavita Krishnan:

    The concern is that the airing of the documentary will result in a media trial -- that will essentially leave the judiciary with no option but to uphold the death penalty, my main problem, how can we screen this documentary when there's an appeals process underway?

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