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.

How to pronounce documentary?

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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. Marlon Jackson:

    Thats all were worried about is just facts, the facts, which are public record, tell a totally different story than what this documentary talks about.

  2. 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.

  3. The BBC:

    This harrowing documentary, made with the full support and cooperation of the victim’s parents, provides a revealing insight into a horrific crime that sent shockwaves around the world and led to protests across India demanding changes in attitudes towards women, the film handles the issue responsibly, and we are confident the program fully complies with our editorial guidelines.

  4. Kavita Krishnan:

    The concern is that the airing of The BBC Storyville documentary will result in a media trial -- that will essentially leave the judiciary with no option but to uphold the death penalty, my main problem, how can we screen The BBC Storyville documentary when there's an appeals process underway ?

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+, first and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision. The statement continued:.

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