[dok-yuh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n-]
- the use of documentary evidence.
- a furnishing with documents, as to substantiate a claim or the data in a book or article.
- Computers. manuals, listings, diagrams, and other hard- or soft-copy written and graphic materials that describe the use, operation, maintenance, or design of software or hardware: The documentation for the driver program is displayed on the screen.
Origin of documentation
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- the act of supplying with or using documents or references
- the documents or references supplied
- the furnishing and use of documentary evidence, as in a court of law
- computing the written comments, graphical illustrations, flowcharts, manuals, etc, supplied with a program or software system
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