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  1. doc·u·men·ta·ry
    IPA[ˌdäkyəˈment(ə)rē]
  2. adjective

    • 1. consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter:

      his book is based on documentary sources
      Synonym : recorded, documented, registered, written, chronicled, archived, archive, on record, in writing, on paper, tabulated, charted
    • 2. (of a movie, a television or radio program, or photography) using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual record or report:

      he has directed documentary shorts and feature films
      Synonym : factual, nonfictional, real-life, true to life, fact-based

    noun

    • 1. a movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: documentary, plural noun: documentaries

    • adjective

      consisting of or based on official documents:

      using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual report on a particular subject:

    • noun

      a film or television or radio programme that provides a factual report on a particular subject.
    • adjective

      (of a film) having a factual background and a fictitious story.
    • noun

      a semi-documentary film.
    • noun

      a television film based on real events.
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