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documentary

  

      adj  
1      (Also)    documental   consisting of, derived from, or relating to documents  
2    presenting factual material with little or no fictional additions  
the book gives a documentary account of the war     
      n   pl   , -ries  
3    a factual film or television programme about an event, person, etc., presenting the facts with little or no fiction  
  documentarily      adv  
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n.
a lengthy commercial (frequently of a half-hour or hour's duration) parading as information or a documentary, though not necessarily presented by a celebrity.
n.
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings

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