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Pronunciation:  `dâkyumen'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones"
  2. [n]  program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
  3. [n]  confirmation that some fact or statement is true

DOCUMENTATION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: certification, corroboration, software documentation, support
 See Also: confirmation, package, proof, software, software package, software system, substantiation, validation



Computing Dictionary

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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