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DOCUMENTARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does documentary mean? 

DOCUMENTARY (noun)
  The noun DOCUMENTARY has 1 sense:

1. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

  Familiarity information: DOCUMENTARY used as a noun is very rare.


DOCUMENTARY (adjective)
  The adjective DOCUMENTARY has 2 senses:

1. relating to or consisting of or derived from documents
2. emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

  Familiarity information: DOCUMENTARY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOCUMENTARY (noun)


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Meaning:

A film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

docudrama; documentary; documentary film; infotainment

Hypernyms ("documentary" is a kind of...):

film; flick; motion picture; motion-picture show; movie; moving picture; moving-picture show; pic; picture; picture show (a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement)


DOCUMENTARY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or consisting of or derived from documents

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

documental; documentary

Pertainym:

document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))


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Meaning:

Emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

Synonyms:

documentary; objective

Context example:

objective art

Similar:

representational ((used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen)


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