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n. pl. mock·u·men·ta·ries
A fictional movie or television program that is a parody made in the style of a factual documentary.

[Blend of mock and documentary.]
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(ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Broadcasting) a satirical television or radio programme in the form of a parody of a documentary
[C20: from mock + (doc)umentary]
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