documentary

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From French adjective and (hence) noun documentaire, from document, from Latin documentum.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɒk.jəˈmɛn.tri/, /ˌdɒk.jʊˈmɛn.tri/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdɑː.kjəˈmɛn.tɚ.i/, /ˌdɑː.kjʊˈmɛn.tɚ.i/

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documentary (not comparable)

  1. of, related to, or based on documents.
  2. which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject.
  3. (of a film, book etc) presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter.

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documentary (plural documentaries)

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

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