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

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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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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. Chris Brown:

    Welcome to my Life : The Official Chris Brown Documentary. i wasn't sleeping, I barely ate. I just was getting high.

  2. Ben Stiller:

    First of all, I don’t remember that happening, but I am sure it did, and then I heard that there was a documentary or something and she [was asked] ‘what do you think of Ben Stiller?’ And she said ‘lucky’ or something… So then the beef started.

  3. Bashar Alaeddin:

    I felt as a photographer to progress in my career, to fulfill my ambitions, I had to work on a very long-term documentary project, i'd heard of these stories in National Geographic; some guy lived in the jungle for seven years or he spent time with African elephants for five years. I wanted something long term.

  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. Anna Zafesova:

    Not only because its one of very few sources of free information about corruption and the abuse of power in Putins Russia, but also because its a sign that Navalny is not just a famous media person, he has dozens of young women and men perfectly capable of carrying on his investigative work. Maybe they are less charismatic than he, but they are proof that the Russian opposition is not only virtual and cannot be silenced with the poisoning of its leader. POISONED KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY OUT OF COMA AND RESPONSIVE: GERMAN HOSPITAL Navalnys spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh and fellow team member Georgi Alburov front the Tatarstan film, and said they were followed and harassed while shooting by men who blocked their paths with quad bikes or lurked nearby. Some dramatic images along those lines appear in the film.Yarmysh talks about how Tatarstan was supposed to be one of Navalnys stops on his late summer swing through Russian regions ahead of elections. Navalny was lobbying forSmart Voting. He argued that ifhe and people like him couldnt run in elections in Russia, the next best thing wasto simply vote for a candidate who is not from the same party as President Vladimir Putin, United Russia. Navalnyfamously called it the party of crooks and thieves and wantedto chip away at its monopoly on power howeverpossible.He believes Smart Voting can eventually dislodge it from power. GERMANY SUGGESTS HALT TO RUSSIA PIPELINE PROJECT, SEEKS COOPERATION WITH NAVALNY POISONING INVESTIGATION In the documentary from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Navalnys team keeps up his stylistic pace with drone video of what itidentifiesas the palatial homes of the regional president and his family, punctuated withvideoof the vast collection of fancy watches from Patek Phillipe to Breguet worn byleaderRustam Minnikhanov. Even if you dont understand Russian, it is compelling TV, Zafesova said. Navalnys investigations have evolved over the years from merely facts and analysis on his blog to full-scale movies.He invented a whole new way to oppose power, a mix of media and politics which is very important in a censored media environment like Russia and fills the void of free media as well as free debate and an independent judicial system.Navalnys videos are funny, clever, precise and shocking, not just angry denunciations of the wrongdoings of government.

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