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Meaning of documentary

doc•u•men•ta•ry

Pronunciation: (dok"yu-men'tu-rē, -trē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to, consisting of, or derived from documents: a documentary history of France.
  2. based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements: a documentary life of Gandhi.
—n.
  1. a documentary film, radio or television program, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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