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documentary

1 noun
     
Related topics: Media
doc‧u‧men‧ta‧ry1 plural documentaries [countable]
AM a film or television or a radio programme that gives detailed information about a particular subject
documentary on/about
A local film crew is making a documentary about volcanoes.
WORD FOCUS: television WORD FOCUS: television
similar words: TV, telly BrE informal, the box BrE informal, the tube AmE informal

programmes on television: the news, soap opera, sitcom, drama series, detective series, documentary, docusoap, game show, talk show also chat show British English, made-for-TV movie, cartoon, reality TV, infomercial

a TV programme shown on the Internet: webcast

a company that broadcasts programmes: channel, station

types of television broadcasts: terrestrial British English, cable, satellite, digital, pay-per-view
television

See also
television

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