Definition of documentation in English:


Syllabification: doc·u·men·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdäkyəmenˈtāSHən


  • 1Material that provides official information or evidence or that serves as a record: you will have to complete the relevant documentation
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    • People cannot be expected to defend themselves, or provide relevant documentation, until they know what they have been accused of.
    • Do you know anyone who might be able to provide forged documentation, such as work visas?
    • Sometimes it takes weeks, months, to acquire not just accurate information, but documentation to back up your story.
  • 1.1The written specification and instructions accompanying a computer program or hardware.
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    • Most FTP server programs have documentation which addresses these issues.
    • She produced software documentation for complicated financial programs.
    • For more information on SuSE user management, refer to your product's documentation.
  • 2The process of classifying and annotating texts, photographs, etc.: she arranged the collection and documentation of photographs
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    • Formal documentation of song texts, music and dance is both crucial and illuminating.
    • This collection represents the first documentation of the species from South Carolina.
    • Historical documentation can be classified as either ancient documents or official public documents.

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