|1.||the act of supplying with or using documents or references|
|2.||the documents or references supplied|
|3.||the furnishing and use of documentary evidence, as in a court of law|
|4.||computing the written comments, graphical illustrations, flowcharts, manuals, etc, supplied with a program or software system|
documentationn. 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.