What does DOCUMENTARY mean?

Definitions for DOCUMENTARY
ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri; ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tldoc·u·men·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. documentary, docudrama, documentary film, infotainmentadjective

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

  2. documentary, documentaladjective

    relating to or consisting of or derived from documents

  3. objective, documentaryadjective

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

    "objective art"

Wiktionary

  1. documentarynoun

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

  2. documentaryadjective

    of, related to, or based on documents.

  3. documentaryadjective

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

  4. documentaryadjective

    presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter.

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

Wikipedia

  1. documentary

    A documentary film or documentary is a non-fictional motion-picture intended to "document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record". Bill Nichols has characterized the documentary in terms of "a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception [that remains] a practice without clear boundaries".Early documentary films, originally called "actuality films", lasted one minute or less. Over time, documentaries have evolved to become longer in length, and to include more categories. Some examples are educational, observational and docufiction. Documentaries are very informative, and are often used within schools as a resource to teach various principles. Documentary filmmakers have a responsibility to be truthful to their vision of the world without intentionally misrepresenting a topic. Social-media platforms (such as YouTube) have provided an avenue for the growth of the documentary-film genre. These platforms have increased the distribution area and ease-of-accessibility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Documentaryadjective

    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.

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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

Examples of DOCUMENTARY in a Sentence

  1. Danielle Lupo:

    The documentary makes it seem like everyone who has ever worked for Hugh Hefner Playboy has had a horrible experience, it’s really embarrassing and hurtful when that’s not true.

  2. Dean Cain:

    I was in Armenia six weeks ago and I was producing a documentary about the Armenian genocide and doing another television show about the current refugees from Syria — the Syrian Armenians, it’s a big part of my recent life. Friends of mine made this film, and I have had a lot of Armenian friends my whole life. We have been discussing the genocide and such, and for me to be here it’s a no brainer... Hopefully a film like this will shine a large enough light that people will be forced to act.

  3. Anoek Steketee:

    We came to the conclusion that we needed to provide a context, use the audio of the soap and find a form to tell a layered, nuanced story of the relation between the fictional story of the radio soap and the daily reality of contemporary Rwanda, a Web documentary was for us the ultimate way to tell this story.

  4. The Grammy:

    Mary and Puff gave to me a trust that gave birth to a vibe that helped create a historical moment in music, this' My Life' documentary is a glimpse into that vibe that moved RB music forever.

  5. Leslee Udwin:

    I appeal to the Prime Minister to not let it go out of hand because it is getting out of hand. Countries around the world will very soon be saying :' How dare India ban a documentary that is in the public interest ?' I urge you to see the film as soon as possible, please see the film and then talk about it.

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