- documentation doc‧u‧men‧ta‧tion [ˌdɒkjmənˈteɪʆn, -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.
* * *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.»
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: »
Financial and business terms. 2012.