What does documentary mean?

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

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

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.

How to pronounce documentary?

How to say documentary in sign language?

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. Producer Yoshi Stone:

    We did offer additional medical options that may not have been in their birth plan but we did not insist on any of it, our team was there in a documentary capacity not a medical one so in the event there had been some kind of medical [emergency] we would have done our best to document it as was in the couple’s birth plan.

  2. Lars Boering:

    The debate taking place about the definitions of press photography, photojournalism and documentary photography is necessary, and it will have implications for the professional ethics of practitioners, we find ourselves right in the middle of this debate and we aim to use this as a learning experience.

  3. Spun Gold:

    Kate Middleton has worked this act, [Her husband] Prince William is the star and she is the supporting star. Prince Philip has brilliantly walked two paces behind the queen. The queen mother knew you supported the king. Meghan, even though she is a famous actress, [her fiance] is Prince Henry of Wales. She will be Princess Henry of Wales. She’s the support. That’s one of the things people in this documentary have warned. Be wary of becoming the star.

  4. An ABC News spokesperson:

    The ABC News documentary explored the life, career and legacy of Michael Jackson, who remains of great interest to people worldwide, and did not infringe on his estate's rights.

  5. Greg Hare:

    It was found near the top of a snow-capped mountain in South West Yukon, it was an incredible discovery, we really did n’t intend to be on that [ ice ] patch on that day. VIKING SWORD DISCOVERY : HUNTER FINDS 1,100-YEAR-OLD WEAPON ON NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN The archaeologists were travelling in two helicopters with a documentary film crew when they noticed caribou on the ice patch they were planning to land on. Instead, the helicopter landed on a small nearby patch of snow where Senior Project Archaeologist Christian Thomas quickly spotted the arrow.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

documentary#1#5984#10000

Translations for documentary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for documentary »

Translation

Find a translation for the documentary definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these documentary definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "documentary." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 4 Jul 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/documentary>.

    Are we missing a good definition for documentary? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    documentary

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. nasty
    • B. occasional
    • C. noninvasive
    • D. urban

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for documentary: