Meaning of “documentation” in the English Dictionary

"documentation" in British English

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(Definition of “documentation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"documentation" in American English

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documentationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌdɑk·jə·menˈteɪ·ʃən/

official papers, or written material that provides proof of something

writing Documentation is also the process of providing proof for the things you write about and naming the texts that you use.

(Definition of “documentation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"documentation" in Business English

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documentationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdɒkjəmenˈteɪʃən/ us

official or legal documents that are needed in order to prove something:

provide/produce documentation Many lenders are now requiring borrowers to provide documentation of their income.
additional/further/supporting documentation
Amid rising default anxiety, loans are getting harder to obtain, with tighter documentation requirements.

the activity of recording facts relating to a particular subject:

Auditors raised questions about the documentation of costs.

instructions that tell you how to use a piece of equipment:

technical documentation

(Definition of “documentation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)