Crossword clues for documentary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Documentary \Doc`u*men"ta*ry\, a.
Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in
writing. ``Documentary evidence.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1810, "pertaining to documents," from document + -ary. Meaning "factual, meant to provide a record of something" is from 1926, from French film documentarie (1924). The noun (short for documentary film) is attested from 1935. Docudrama is a 1961 coinage.
a. 1 of, related to, or based on documents. 2 which serves to document (record and:or illustrate) a subject. 3 (context of a film, book etc English) presented objectively without the insertion of fictional matter. n. A film, TV program, publication etc. which presents a social, political, scientific or historical subject in a factual or informative manner.
adj. relating to or consisting of or derived from documents [syn: documental]
A documentary is a creative work of non-fiction, including:
- Documentary film, including television
- Documentary photography
- Radio documentary
- Television documentary
Related terms include:
- Documentary (TV channel), a Canadian digital television channel devoted to documentaries
- Documentary Center
- DOC: The Documentary Channel
- Documentary comedy
- Documentary style
- Documentary theatre
- Conventions in documentary
The word documentary is also an adjective meaning "related to, or based on, documents". For example:
- Documentary evidence
- Documentary hypothesis
Examples of Documentary being used as a title include:
- The Documentary, a 2005 album by The Game
- " Documentary Special", a special episode of the TV show The West Wing
list of documentaries
Usage examples of "documentary".
Patrol took over the Cosmocrat party and set out to gather detailed and documentary evidence of corrupt and criminal activities of the Nationalists, the party then in power.
The Duce is anxious that I prove to the Germans, by documentary evidence, that the outbreak of war at this time would be folly.
Our Bio assignment was to watch a documentary on the Learning Channel about people who have body dysmorphic disorder.
Not so, said Dann Gire, Chicago Daily Herald film critic and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, which gave Bowling for Columbine a Best Documentary prize at their annual awards ceremony.
After a long bath, Hoey was half-heartedly watching a documentary on grizzly bears in Canada.
If it is to be used for record or documentary purposes it must not be altogether obliterated if brought into contact with water or alcohol, and should depend for permanency on its chemical and not on its pigmentary qualities.
Dean Street, a secretary with a nice belly button and commissioned a witty documentary about chalet girls on the piste or something equally blindingly obvious.
My solid-state memory microcards have been used to smuggle documentary films into China and send a million-volume library to Mars.
Above all, the montage landscapes of war and death: newsreels from the Congo and Vietnam, execution squad instruction films, a documentary on the operation of a lethal chamber.
I would also like to thank Kam Sung for giving me a copy of the Permaculture documentary he produced, which introduced me to the philosophy of primal societies.
While Robertson made anti-environmental-ism a principal theme on his Christian Broadcasting Network talk shows, news hours, and documentaries, Reed gave seminars to corporate public relations executives, coaching them on how to use electronic technologies and grassroots organizing to foil environmentalists who interfere with polluter profits.
Borrow, from Caen in Normandy after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, but there is no documentary evidence to support the contention.
Employed by the Barnum News Synd as a reporter and documentary producer for the past nineteen months.
Hamid-Jones picked up a well-worn flatscreen from a pile on the coffee table and thumbed through a number of droning documentaries about various public works projects on the planets and moons of the Alif system until he found a museum tour of Centauran art treasures.
In case you missed the action, Rivera hosted a two-hour documentary that included live drug busts from several cities, including Pompano Beach and Miami.