documentation doc‧u‧men‧ta‧tion [ˌdɒkjmənˈteɪʆn, -men- ǁ ˌdɑːk-] noun [uncountable]
1. documents that are used to prove that something is true or correct, or as a record of something:

• He was asked to provide documentation of his personal finances.

2. documents that explain how a piece of equipment works:

• The lack of documentation has caused customers a significant amount of frustration.

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documentation UK US /ˌdɒkjəmenˈteɪʃən/ noun [U]
official or legal documents that are needed in order to prove something: provide/produce documentation »

Many lenders are now requiring borrowers to provide documentation of their income.


additional/further/supporting documentation


Amid rising default anxiety, loans are getting harder to obtain, with tighter documentation requirements.

the activity of recording facts relating to a particular subject: »

Auditors raised questions about the documentation of costs.

instructions that tell you how to use a piece of equipment: »

technical documentation

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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