documentation, certification, corroborationnoun
confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
software documentation, documentationnoun
program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
"his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea.
Documents that explain the operation of a particular software program.
That feature is not in the documentation.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware products (see also tree-killer). Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A common comment on this predilection is “You can't grep dead trees”. See drool-proof paper, verbiage, treeware.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.
Documents within a business, company, enterprise, organization, unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, regional unity government, european unity government or international unity government that are an element of a business, unity governmental or organizational policy, process, procedure, structure or system.
Documentation management is vital moving forward to ensure documents are managed effectively.Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'documentation' in Nouns Frequency: #2689
The numerical value of documentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of documentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The law doesn't say what the documentation should be - just that you have to be able prove it.
Around 100 tonnes of powder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles and around 3,000 cannon shells were found, the documentation that the captain had in regards to the merchandise that was being transported in the China-flagged vessel did not correspond to what we found.
We will give everyone access to this documentation because we understand that the crisis is now, if you ask me whether there is a wizard who can come in and do everything, I would like to believe in it, but I think that now we need to ... accept that industry in this country has been allowed to die for decades.
We have a very low tolerance for risk, you would have to prove, through documentation, where your income is coming from.
We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming. Programmers know this, but then why is it that they think that anyone picked off the street can do documentation? One has only to spend an hour looking at papers written by graduate students to realize the extent to which the ability to communicate is not universally held. And so, when we speak about computer program documentation, we are not speaking about the psychology of computer programming at all - except insofar as programmers have the illusion that anyone can do a good job of documentation, provided he is not smart enough to be a programmer.
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- documentacióCatalan, Valencian
- ドキュメンテーション, 文書Japanese
- ਡੌਕੂਮੈਂਟPanjabi, Punjabi
- документација, dokumentacijaSerbo-Croatian
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