noun, plural doc·u·men·ta·ries.
- document reader,
Origin of documentary
Examples from the Web for documental
Germany did her utmost to prevent it; for this assertion the world has documental proof.
Traces of religious houses, some existing only in traditionary or documental records, are also numerous.
All these and other indications are surely as strong as documental proof.
With these lights Milanesi's documental "Arnolphus de Cambii" may be accounted for.
noun plural -ries
c.1810, "pertaining to documents," from document + -ary. Meaning "factual, meant to provide a record of something" is from 1926, from French film documentarie (1924). The noun (short for documentary film) is attested from 1935. Docudrama is a 1961 coinage.