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documentary

doc·u·men·ta·ry

documentary

 
 
pronunciation:
dak y men t ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: pertaining to, consisting of, or based on written, authoritative information.
He claims to be a direct descendant, but he gives no documentary evidence.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: documentaries
definition: a film or videotape that explores real facts and events, esp. one that includes footage of the events filmed as they occurred.
The World War II documentary showed images of concentration camps and footage of aerial bombardment.
derivation: documentarily (adv.)
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