Definitions for Documentationˌdɒk yə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. documentation, certification, corroboration(noun)

    confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

  2. software documentation, documentation(noun)

    program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs

  3. documentation, support(noun)

    documentary validation

    "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"


  1. documentation(Noun)

    Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea.

  2. documentation(Noun)

    Documents that explain the operation of a particular software program.

    That feature is not in the documentation.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. documentation

    The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware products (see also tree-killer). Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A common comment on this predilection is “You can't grep dead trees”. See drool-proof paper, verbiage, treeware.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Documentation

    Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.


  1. The Complete Metaweb Query Language (MQL) Reference Guide

    The Complete Metaweb Query Language (MQL) Reference Guide provides information on the Metaweb system architecture as well as a complete guide to using MQL to retrieve information from Freebase. It can be viewed online at A PDF version is available for download from

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Documentation' in Nouns Frequency: #2689

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    In Tachira we captured a pilot of a U.S. plane (who is) of Latin origin (carrying) all kinds of documentation.

  2. Dick Brandon:

    Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing.

  3. Michael Eisenberg:

    You want to have your documentation in order so that when you write this back as a 'bad debt,' you have a paper trail.

  4. Aurora Bonin:

    We have a very low tolerance for risk, you would have to prove, through documentation, where your income is coming from.

  5. Chip Hodge:

    This case isn’t about an email getting sent downrange from a nonsecure email account, it’s about why he had that documentation.

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