What does Documentary mean?

Definitions for Documentary
ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri; ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tlDoc·u·men·tary

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Documentary.

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"

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.

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

  2. documentary(Adjective)

    of, related to, or based on documents.

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

  3. documentary(Adjective)

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

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

  4. documentary(Adjective)

    presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter.

    Etymology: 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.

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How to say Documentary in sign language?

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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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Whenever I watch a documentary about the space, I find the news in the world very funny and dull!

  2. 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.

  3. James Cameron:

    I was happy to continue with some of the forensic stuff we had never really resolved, so we decided that the framework of the documentary would be, ‘What did we get right and what did we get wrong?’.

  4. 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.

  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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