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.

ChatGPT

  1. documentary

    A documentary is a type of film or television program that presents factual information about a particular subject, individual, event, or phenomenon. It is typically non-fiction and intends to inform, educate or maintain a historical record, often featuring interviews, reenactments, and narration. Documentaries may be used for investigative, educational, or public service purposes. They are constructed with a perspective towards reality and are often based on in-depth research.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Documentaryadjective

    pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing

Wikidata

  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. Frank Stallone:

    That’s the only curse word in my documentary, i got screwed up … It was such a hit that I had no doubt in my mind that I would get an Oscar nomination. But then my brother calls me and goes, ‘ I got bad news. ’ My initial reaction was, ‘ Oh God, who died ? What happened ? ’ Then Oh God goes, ‘ They took another song to be nominated. ’ I just thought it was ridiculous. I felt like they bounced me out. And it would have been kind of cool to have two brothers nominated for Oscars, you know ? And the song was such a success. It took the wind out of my sails if you want me to be honest with you.

  2. Joe Berlinger:

    They’ve moved on, i think they’re all happy, positive people who are involved in their lives… but this is a shadow that has been cast over them, so I hope the show provides some closure for them… That they’ve had the chance to make peace with the past and have an opportunity to move on and know that there’s at least one documentary series out there that addresses their concerns. I hope it’s a healing experience for them to watch it.

  3. Hugh Jackman:

    We are a very connected world, this documentary had an ending I could never imagine.

  4. John Cabrera:

    Didsomeone help her ? we always believe that there was someone who might have helped her. We do know that she actually used some of the tenants to dig some of the holes. We know she hired other people … But whether those who dug the holes ended up in them ? Did they dig their own graves ? I could n’t say. She was really good at using other people to get jobs done and taking advantage of them. Dorothea Puente passed away in 2011 at the Central California Women’s Facility at age 82 from natural causes. At the time, Dorothea Puente was serving two life sentences and a concurrent 15-year-to-life sentence. While Dorothea Puente was initially charged in nine deaths, the jury didn't reach verdicts in six of them. John Cabrera said the one lesson viewers will learn from the documentary is the classic and true saying – never judge a book by its cover. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP John Cabrera warned viewers not to judge a book by its cover. ( Oxygen).

  5. David Glass:

    The heat had been turned up and the court felt compelled to suspend Jamie since its hands were tied, all of the documentary info, all of the claims by Britney herself, added up to it not being in Britney’s interest to have her father involved — without any finding that Jamie did anything wrong.

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