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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.

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. Vladimir Kazarin:

    Together with Athletics Federation, we will be filing law suits against Yulia Stepanova, Vitaly Stepanova as well as against the director of the film Hajo Seppelt, this documentary came about due to clever editing. I did not give anyone banned substances.

  2. Kenny Irby:

    I think The Seattle Times's disgraceful propaganda and terribly misrepresentative of documentary journalism in times like this, when truth-telling and accountability is so important, there is no attribution. There is no acknowledgment of the montage, and it's terribly misleading.

  3. 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.

  4. Glenn Godenho:

    Its quite normal for Egyptians to want to be buried near their influential leaders, and Kathleen [Martinez] has made some remarkable discoveries in the vicinity that feature in the film [documentary], including a once gold-leaf covered mummy. This definitely makes for [interesting] TV, but suggesting that people at this site are crowding around [Cleopatras tomb] specifically is a tough argument to make.

  5. Tyler Shields:

    Right now it’s bad for business for her, in the long run, I think it might be better. I think she needs to do a full-blown feature-length documentary about this whole thing … I think that to see her side of it, to see other people’s side of it, it could be crazy.Netflixshould do it.

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