Definitions for Snapshotˈsnæpˌʃɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

snap•shotˈsnæpˌʃɒt(n.)

  1. an informal photograph, esp. one taken by a hand-held camera.

    Category: Photography

  2. a quick shot fired by a hunter without deliberate aim.

    Category: Sport

  3. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of snapshot:

1800–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snapshot, snap, shot(noun)

    an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

    "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

Wiktionary

  1. snapshot(Noun)

    A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity.

    He carried a snapshot of his daughter.

  2. snapshot(Noun)

    A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time.

    The article offered a snapshot of life in that region.

  3. snapshot(Noun)

    A file or set of files captured at a particular time, capable of being reloaded to restore the earlier state.

    This game is so hard that I find myself taking a snapshot every few seconds in case I get killed.

  4. snapshot(Noun)

    A quick, unplanned or unexpected shot.

  5. snapshot(Verb)

    To take a snapshot of.

  6. Origin: From snap + shot.

Freebase

  1. Snapshot

    In computer systems, a snapshot is the state of a system at a particular point in time. The term was coined as an analogy to that in photography. It can refer to an actual copy of the state of a system or to a capability provided by certain systems.


Translations for Snapshot

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

snapshot(noun)

a photograph taken quickly and without a lot of equipment

That's a good snapshot of the children playing in the garden.

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