Definition of Documentary

1. Noun. A film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event.

2. Adjective. Relating to or consisting of or derived from documents.
Exact synonyms: Documental
Derivative terms: Document, Document, Document, Document, Document, Document
Partainyms: Document, Document

3. Adjective. Emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation. "Objective art"
Exact synonyms: Objective
Similar to: Existent, Real
Derivative terms: Objectivity

Definition of Documentary

1. a. Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing.

Definition of Documentary

1. Adjective. of, related to, or based on documents. ¹

2. Adjective. which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a film, book etc) presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter. ¹

4. Noun. A film, TV program, publication etc. which presents a social, political, scientific or historical subject in a factual or informative manner. ¹

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Definition of Documentary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Documentary

document management system
document retrieval
documentaries and factual films
documentary (current term)
documentary film
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Literary usage of Documentary

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1. Script Models: A Handbook for the Media Writerby Robert Lee, Robert Misiorowski by Robert Lee, Robert Misiorowski (1978)
"A documentary which relies upon archive footage (library shots), ... A cinema verite documentary might go Into production with only a treatment or an ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"There are two editions of the documentary Journal for 1852/3, ... 2, and seems to have been published before the other documentary Journal of this session. ..."

3. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"Reports previous to the beginning of the documentary Journal in 1835 are in the House and ... There are two editions of the documentary Journal for 1852/3, ..."

4. Foreign Exchange by Albert Conser Whitaker (1919)
"The documentary bill of exchange.—The documentary bill, or documentary draft ... A draft made up in this manner should probably be called a documentary bill ..."

5. Pleading and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Edmund Robert Daniell, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins, Thomas Emerson Headlam (1846)
"For this purpose the most convenient course appears to be to Division of divide the subject of evidence, into, I. documentary or written pro° "' evidence ..."

6. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by Thomas Hart Benton, United States Congress (1861)
"General Appropriation Bill—documentary History. The House resumed the consideration of tho bill making appropriations for tho civil and diplomatic expenses ..."

7. Powell's Principles and Practice of the Law of Evidence by Edmund Powell, John Cutler, Charles Francis Cagney (1898)
"This act may be cited as the documentary Evidence Act, 1882. 2. Where any enactment, whether passed before or after the passing of this act, provides that a ..."

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