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

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  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Documentary(adj)

    pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing

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  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.


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