—adj. 1. Also,doc•u•men•talPronunciation: (dok"yu-men'tl).[key]pertaining to, consisting of, or derived from documents: a documentary history of France. 2. Motion Pictures,Television.based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements: a documentary life of Gandhi.
—n. Motion Pictures,Television.a documentary film, radio or television program, etc.