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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

doc•u•men•ta•ryˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri; ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tl(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. depicting an actual event, era, life story, etc., accurately and without fictional elements.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

  2. (n.)a documentary film, television program, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

Origin of documentary:

1795–1805

doc`u•men•tar′i•ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. documentary(noun)ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri

    a factual movie or TV program

    a documentary about child obesity

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.


Translations for DOCUMENTARY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

documentary(adjective)

of or found in documents

documentary evidence.

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