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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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documentarydoc‧u‧men‧ta‧ry1 /ˌdɒkjəˈmentəri◂ $ ˌdɑːk-/ ●●○ noun (plural documentaries) [countable]  AMa film or a television or radio programme that gives detailed information about a particular subjectdocumentary on/about A local film crew is making a documentary about volcanoes.see thesaurus at movie, programme
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documentaryA documentary on the interviews will run on Monday on the Turner Broadcasting System.It was time, as a city documentary of the period declared, to root the cancer out.Since it opened, the Centre has received much positive publicity, including a recent documentary on Channel Four.Filmmaker Mandy Jacobson was working on the documentary at the time and had run out of money.The documentary explores the success of a Jewish sect intent on keeping ancient traditions alive.He made a TV documentary about the flower children of the sixties.a fly-on-the-wall documentary about teenage pregnancymaking ... documentaryWe are not making a documentary - get him on side if you can.
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documentarydocumentary2 adjective [only before noun]  1 AMdocumentary films, programmes, photographs etc give or show information about a particular subject documentary films2 PROVEconsisting of or written on documentsdocumentary evidence/proof One of the most useful sources of documentary evidence is maps.
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documentaryThe memoirs and documentary editions published reflected a relatively wide range of Marxist approaches.Lehder provided no documentary evidence to support his claims.I was examining teachers and teaching in one school using such methods as participant observation, unstructured interviews and documentary evidence.Repetitive slapstick, it has the charm of earliest documentary film.A documentary programme could form the basis for discussion in the weekly slot for communicative activities.So this element in documentary programmes is a good source of examples of authentic, spontaneous speech.No one would trust a documentary series about labor unions paid for entirely by union funds.documentary evidence/proofOnly Hangleton, now buried beneath Hove, has been adequately excavated and the archaeological work related to documentary evidence.The main input to the review process is documentary evidence.The principal methods of investigation are interviewing and the collation of documentary evidence.This includes obtaining access through a judge, prior to charging a suspect, to bank accounts and other documentary evidence.In carrying out the work, the research will draw on both the available documentary evidence and on interviews with key actors.Recently published documentary evidence enables one to support these possibly tenuous impressions with fact, however.A party intending to rely on documentary evidence in proceedings under the Children Act must disclose this in advance.There are specific statutory powers to admit certain types of documentary evidence particularly relevant to child care cases.
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