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Meaning & Definition of Documentary in English

English

Documentary

/dɑkjəmɛntəri/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • documentary
  • ,
  • docudrama
  • ,
  • documentary film
  • ,
  • infotainment

adjective

1. Relating to or consisting of or derived from documents

    synonym:
  • documentary
  • ,
  • documental

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

  • "Objective art"
    synonym:
  • objective
  • ,
  • documentary

Examples of using

The documentary is meant to raise consciousness about the plight of the poor.
The danger of AIDS came home to me when I saw a documentary film on it last night.