What does documentation mean?

Definitions for documentation
ˌdɒk yə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -mən-doc·u·men·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. documentation, certification, corroborationnoun

    confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

  2. software documentation, documentationnoun

    program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs

  3. documentation, supportnoun

    documentary validation

    "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"


  1. documentationnoun

    Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea.

  2. documentationnoun

    Documents that explain the operation of a particular software program.

    That feature is not in the documentation.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. documentation

    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

  1. Documentation

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. documentation

    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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'documentation' in Nouns Frequency: #2689

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of documentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of documentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of documentation in a Sentence

  1. Erin McLaughlin:

    In some respects, you don't even necessarily need to require that documentation. You could simply have the employee represent to you that they have in fact been vaccinated, we rely upon our employees to be trustworthy and act in good faith in compliance with our policies.

  2. Businessman Tatxo Benet:

    I think I have enough material for a permanent exhibition center and perhaps even a documentation and archive center about censorship in the art world.

  3. Mark Anderson:

    I think the important part to realize that we actually were able to pull off a successful election with checks and balances, we just didn't do willy-nilly e-ballots, they have security that was on them. We have documentation that's on them, we have all the processes to backup and protect why we did what we did.

  4. Hassan Kabbani:

    We have been asking Mobily to provide documentation that could justify this claim and so far they have failed to do so - these claims are not valid, it’s something very serious – there’s no way this amount is feasible or reasonable.

  5. Canadian Solar:

    The policy framework needs to be improved vastly. Documentation is cumbersome. Land acquisition is time-consuming. Securing debt funding in India and financial closures is a tough task.

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