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Adjective
/ˌdäkyəˈmentərē/,
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Consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter,
  1. Consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter
    • - his book is based on documentary sources
  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
Noun
  1. A movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report


  1. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  2. relating to or consisting of or derived from documents
  3. objective: emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art"
  4. Documentary film is a broad category of moving pictures intended to some aspect of reality. A "documentary film" was originally a movie shot on film stock--the only medium available--but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television ...
  5. A radio documentary or feature is a radio documentary programme devoted to covering a particular topic in some depth, usually with a mixture of commentary and sound pictures. ...
  6. Mockumentary (also known as mock documentary) is a genre of film and television in which fictitious events are presented in documentary format; the term can also refer to an individual work within the genre. ...
  7. Documentary is a Canadian English language category 1 digital cable specialty channel owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the National Film Board of Canada and four other independent producers. ...
  8. The Documentary is the debut album by West Coast rapper The Game, released on January 18, 2005, through Interscope Records. After recovering from a shooting in late 2001, The Game pursued a rap career and was discovered by Dr. Dre who signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label. ...
  9. A film, TV program, publication etc. which presents a social, political, scientific or historical subject in a factual or informative manner; of, related to, or based on documents; which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject; presented objectively without the insertion of ...
  10. (documentarily) By means of documents
  11. (Documentaries) Home------Ocupation 101------The Zionist History-------The World According to Monsanto-------Food Inc.------Sicko------Bowling for Columbine-------The Money Masters
  12. Not so much a single genre as an umbrella of related programme types, each seeking to represent versions of reality. Documentary forms have evolved from the beginnings of cinema to contemporary so-called docu-soaps, which some people might not see as being 'documentary' at all. ...
  13. A work that features a large amount of documentary material such as newspaper stories, trial transcripts, and legal reports. ...
  14. A factually objective, real-world video presentation.
  15. anything designed to convey effectively the factual record on some topic (most often used of films); Documentation is often the only material product of much conceptual and performance art that centers on a transitory event.
  16. Sometimes shortened to ‘doco’. A longer radio or television report of half-an-hour or longer, usually explaining and analysing a single issue using multiple elements, multiple interviews and other audio and images.
  17. a factual film about a particular subject or a radio program which treats an event or issue in depth.
  18. 1997 (issued, re-edited in US as 'Last Rights')
  19. A term used to describe films that deal with non-fiction.
  20. Due to DVD’s large storage capabilities, documentaries are created to give you a look at what went on behind-the-scenes while filming a movie. Some documentaries can be as long as the film itself, or only a few minutes in length (such shorts are often called “featurettes”). ...
  21. (n, adj) “the creative treatment of actuality,” according to early documentary pioneer Jon Grierson.
  22. history of education in Upper Canada from the passing of the Constitutional Act of 1791 to the close of Rev. Dr. Ryerson’s administration of the Education Department in 1876, ed. J. G. Hodgins (28v., Toronto, 1894–1910), 19: 9–11.
  23. Type of non-fiction broadcast program or motion picture using actual or reconstructed material from real life and usually with an educational focus.
  24. Also an adjective or noun category used to describe a work of nonfiction.
  25. The term was invented by John Grierson when reviewing of Flaherty’s Moanna (1926). Any film practice that has as its subject persons events or situations that exist outside the film in the real world also referred to as non-fiction film. ...