- 1Consisting of or based on official documents: documentary evidence of regular payments from the companyMore example sentences
- We had told Mr Blunkett's officials about our irrefutable documentary evidence before he wrote his article.
- The discussion so far has been mainly based upon literary and documentary evidence.
- His published record was the first documentary evidence in Europe of the existence of the New World.
- 2Using pictures or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual report on a particular subject: a documentary programme about Manchester UnitedMore example sentences
- Loach also commented that the use of documentary elements reflected the programme's scheduling.
- He belonged to the generation of broadcasters who saw documentary reporting as the highest possible calling.
- On the last day, the subjects went to a law school where they saw a documentary re-enactment of a real rape trial.
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- A film or television or radio programme that provides a factual report on a particular subject.More example sentences
- In the last month he has been the subject of two television documentaries.
- There are many books, films and documentaries on the subject of widows in India.
- His exploits are to be screened on two television documentaries about the sport.