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Meaning of DOCUMENTATION

Pronunciation:  `dâkyumen'teyshun

 
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The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware products (see also tree-killer). Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A common comment on this predilection is "You can't grep dead trees". See drool-proof paper, verbiage, treeware.

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 Related Terms: account, affirmation, annals, attestation, authentication, backing, backing up, basis for belief, bearing out, body of evidence, bolstering, buttressing, catalog, certification, chain of evidence, chronicle, circumstantiation, clue, confirmation, correspondence, corroboration, corroboratory evidence, data, datum, evidence, exhibit, fact, facts, fortification, grounds, grounds for belief, history, indication, inventory, item of evidence, letters, list, manifestation, mark, material grounds, memorial, muniments, mute witness, piece of evidence, pipe roll, premises, proof, proving, proving out, ratification, reason to believe, record, recording, register, registry, reinforcement, relevant fact, relic, remains, roll, rolls, roster, rota, scroll, sign, strengthening, substantiation, support, supporting evidence, symptom, table, token, trace, undergirding, validation, verification, vestige
 

 

 

 

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