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doc·u·men·ta·ry

 (dŏk′yə-mĕn′tə-rē)
adj.
1. Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents.
2. Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.
n. pl. doc·u·men·ta·ries
A work, such as a film or television program, presenting political, social, or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration.

documentary

(ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. Also: documental consisting of, derived from, or relating to documents
2. presenting factual material with little or no fictional additions: the book gives a documentary account of the war.
n, pl -ries
(Broadcasting) a factual film or television programme about an event, person, etc, presenting the facts with little or no fiction
ˌdocuˈmentarily adv

doc•u•men•ta•ry

(ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tə ri, -tri)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. Also, doc•u•men•tal (ˌdɒk yəˈmɛn tl) pertaining to, consisting of, or derived from documents.
2. depicting an actual event, era, life story, etc., accurately and without fictional elements.
n.
3. a documentary film, television program, etc.
[1795–1805]
doc`u•men•tar′i•ly, adv.

documentary

Structured, factual film, sometimes partdramatized with actors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.documentary - a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or eventdocumentary - a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
Adj.1.documentary - relating to or consisting of or derived from documents
2.documentary - emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

documentary

noun
1. report, film, programme, account, broadcast, presentation a TV documentary on homelessness
adjective
1. documented, recorded, registered, archived, chronicled The government says it has documentary evidence.
Translations
بَرْنامَج أو فيلم وَثائِقيفِيلْمٌ وَثائِقِيّوَثائِقي
dokumentární filmpísemný
dokumentarfilmdokumentariskdokumentarprogramdokumentarudsendelse
dokumentti
dokumentarac
dokumentumfilmokmányszerű
heimildakvikmyndskjalfestur
ドキュメンタリー
다큐멘터리
dokumentárny film
dokumentarni film
dokumentärfilm
สารคดี
belgeseldökümanter
phim tài liệu

documentary

[ˌdɒkjʊˈmentərɪ]
A. ADJdocumental (Comm, Fin) → documentario
B. N (Cine, TV) → documental m
C. CPD documentary bill of exchange Nletra f de cambio documentaria
documentary evidence Npruebas fpl documentales
documentary (letter of) credit Ncrédito m documentario

documentary

[ˌdɒkjuˈmɛntəri]
ndocumentaire m
adj [evidence] → par écritdocumentary film nfilm m documentaire

documentary

adj
(Film, TV) a documentary filmein Dokumentarfilm m; in documentary formin Form einer Dokumentation
n (Film, TV) → Dokumentarfilm m

documentary

[ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntrɪ]
1. adjdocumentario/a; (evidence) → documentato/a
documentary letter of credit → lettera di credito contro documenti
2. n (Cine, TV) → documentario

document

(ˈdokjumənt) noun
a written statement giving information, proof, evidence etc. She signed several legal documents relating to the sale of her house.
ˌdocuˈmentary (-ˈmen-) adjective
of or found in documents. documentary evidence.
nounplural docuˈmentaries
a film, programme etc giving information on a certain subject. a documentary on the political situation in Argentina.

documentary

فِيلْمٌ وَثائِقِيّ dokumentární film dokumentarprogram Dokumentarfilm ντοκιμαντέρ documental dokumentti documentaire dokumentarac documentario ドキュメンタリー 다큐멘터리 documentaire dokumentarfilm film dokumentalny documentário документальная программа dokumentärfilm สารคดี belgesel phim tài liệu 纪录片
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Pyncheon would make over to him the old wizard's homestead-ground, together with the House of the Seven Gables, now standing on it, in requital of the documentary evidence so urgently required.
I'll go round to the others in the course of the day and destroy the notes," said Wemmick; "it's a good rule never to leave documentary evidence if you can help it, because you don't know when it may be put in.
Some sceptics, it is true, might demand documentary evidence, or even require him to produce the embroidered mantle, forgetting that--Heaven be praised--it was consumed to ashes.
He stuck it into the frame of his mirror and eyed it with some complacency; it seemed an agreeable emblem of triumph, documentary evidence that his prize was gained.
It was a sturdy piece of apparatus, and it had acquired a kind of documentary value in these quick-changing times; it was now nearly eight years old.
Casaubon made a dignified though somewhat sad audience; bowed in the right place, and avoided looking at anything documentary as far as possible, without showing disregard or impatience; mindful that this desultoriness was associated with the institutions of the country, and that the man who took him on this severe mental scamper was not only an amiable host, but a landholder and custos rotulorum.
There is really much direct contemporary documentary evidence, as we have already indicated, of Shakspere's authorship of the plays and poems.
An autobiography, when confronted by a careful editor with documentary evidence, is usually found to be full of obviously inadvertent errors.
But I think that without this declaration the readers of these pages will be able to detect in the story the marks of documentary evidence.
I think your father will admit it to be documentary proof of what I tell him.
He used to beat her at the end: and although she paid him back, of which I have authentic documentary evidence, to this day she speaks of him with tears and she throws him up to me; and I am glad, I am glad that, though only in imagination, she should think of herself as having once been happy.
The festival, starting on August 1, will screen 21 handpicked documentaries, which have been selected from some of the best documentary festivals in the world.