- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌdɑkjəmənˈteɪʃən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌdɒkjʊmənˈteɪʃən/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
From document + -ation or Medieval Latin documentātio.
documentation (countable and uncountable, plural documentations) (very rare in the plural)
- Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea.
- Documentary evidence and sources.
- (computing, mechanical engineering) Documents that explain the operation of a particular machine or software program.
- (programming) Comments that explain the usage of individual functions, libraries and blocks of code.
something transposed from a thought to a document
documents that explain the operation of a particular machine or software program
From German Dokumentation.
documentation (plural documentations)
- (non-native speakers' English) A documentary.
- 1997 August 10, mclane, “Chess Analysis Software”, in rec.games.chess.computer (Usenet), retrieved 2022-05-01:
- Yesterday I saw a documentation about Hitler and Stalin and the way Hitler cheated Stalin by suggesting him, he would NOT attack UdSSR but Great Britain. It was a very nice documentation, they showed that the whole bolschevism was just an arranged idea of germans, using Lenin/Stalin for own ideas.
- 2010 September 16, Volker Bartheld, “This is Germany calling...”, in rec.motorcycles.dirt (Usenet), retrieved 2022-05-01:
- Yesterday, I watched a documentation about the "boss" of a German allot settlement who told other gardeners what plants to grow and what weed to cut. GEEZE! GET A LIVE! I felt tempted paying a visit to them and leave a bunch of knobby tire marks on this sucker's lawn...
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “documentation”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- documentation at OneLook Dictionary Search
documentation f (plural documentations)
- documentation (written account)
- “documentation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.