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 for documentation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  documentation
      n 1: confirmation that some fact or statement is true through
           the use of documentary evidence [syn: documentation,
           certification, corroboration]
      2: program listings or technical manuals describing the
         operation and use of programs [syn: software documentation,
         documentation]
      3: documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was
         excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work
         of Jones" [syn: documentation, support]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "documentation":
     account, affirmation, annals, attestation, authentication, backing,
     backing up, basis for belief, bearing out, body of evidence,
     bolstering, buttressing, catalog, certification, chain of evidence,
     chronicle, circumstantiation, clue, confirmation, correspondence,
     corroboration, corroboratory evidence, data, datum, evidence,
     exhibit, fact, facts, fortification, grounds, grounds for belief,
     history, indication, inventory, item of evidence, letters, list,
     manifestation, mark, material grounds, memorial, muniments,
     mute witness, piece of evidence, pipe roll, premises, proof,
     proving, proving out, ratification, reason to believe, record,
     recording, register, registry, reinforcement, relevant fact, relic,
     remains, roll, rolls, roster, rota, scroll, sign, strengthening,
     substantiation, support, supporting evidence, symptom, table,
     token, trace, undergirding, validation, verification, vestige
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  documentation
   n.
  
      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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  documentation
  
      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.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2003-10-25)
  

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