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documentarynoun [C]

uk   /ˌdɒk.jəˈmen.tər.i/  us   /ˌdɑː.kjəˈmen.t̬ɚ.i/
B1 a film or television or radio programme that gives facts and information about a subject: The documentary took a fresh look at the life of Darwin. They showed a documentary on animal communication.

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documentaryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌdɒk.jəˈmen.tər.i/  us   /ˌdɑː.kjəˈmen.t̬ɚ.i/
(Definition of documentary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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documentarynoun [C]

 us   /ˌdɑk·jəˈmen·tə·ri/
a film or television or radio program that gives information about a subject and is based on facts: a documentary on animal communication

documentaryadjective [not gradable]

 /ˌdɑk·jəˈmen·tə·ri/
consisting of official documents or other written or printed material: documentary evidence
(Definition of documentary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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