Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A television or movie dramatization of events based on fact.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of drama (a film, a television show, or a play) that combines elements of documentary and drama, to some extent showing real events and to some extent using actors performing recreations of documented events.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

Etymologies

docu(mentary) + drama.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of documentary and drama (Wiktionary)

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