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 (dŏk′yə-mĕn-târ′ē-ən, -mən-) also doc·u·men·ta·rist (dŏk′yə-mĕn′tər-ĭst)
One who makes documentaries.


(Broadcasting) chiefly US a person who makes documentary films


(ˌdɒk yə mɛnˈtɛər i ən, -mən-)

also doc•u•men•ta•rist

(-ˈmɛn tər ɪst)

a filmmaker, writer, photographer, etc., whose work involves documentaries or documents.


[ˌdɒkjʊmɛnˈtɛəriən] ndocumentariste mf
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