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documentalist Line breaks: docu|men¦tal|ist
Pronunciation: /dɒkjʊˈmɛnt(ə)lɪst/

Definition of documentalist in English:


A person engaged in keeping records and providing information: the official documentalist of the British Olympic team
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  • The relevance rankings of the journals varied among the different occupational groups (scientists vs. practitioners, librarians vs. documentalists).
  • Some trace this to the European documentalists of the late 19th and early 20th century, who had social and cultural goals in gathering and organizing representations of knowledge.
  • As one of the people interviewed put it, the documentalists are at the centre of the information revolution.

Words that rhyme with documentalist

environmentalist, experimentalist, fundamentalist, instrumentalist, mentalist, orientalist, ornamentalist, sentimentalist, transcendentalist

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