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Definition of Documentary

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documentary film or television program, informational film or television program based on actual events
pertaining to or consisting of documents; relating to or using documentation in literature or art; based on actual events or factual information
Documentary Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing.
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\doc`u*men"ta*ry\ (?), a. pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing. "documentary evidence." [

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 documentary film 
WordNet 2.0

1. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
(synonym) docudrama, documentary film, infotainment
(hypernym) movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick
(derivation) document

1. relating to or consisting of or derived from documents
(synonym) documental
(pertainym) document, written document, papers
Documentary Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

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