- a hurried shot fired with little or no aim
- an informal photograph, usually intended for private use, taken with a small camera
- a brief, often informal, explanation or summary
- anything regarded as typifying something larger or more encompassing: a neighborhood that is a snapshot of Middle America
- A photograph usually taken with a small handheld camera.
- An isolated observation: a sociopolitical snapshot of the electorate.
- A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity.
- He carried a snapshot of his daughter.
- A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time.
- The article offered a snapshot of life in that region.
- (computing) 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.
- (soccer) A quick, unplanned or unexpected shot.
(third-person singular simple present snapshots, present participle snapshotting, simple past and past participle snapshotted)
- To take a snapshot of.
snapshot - Computer Definition
(1) A saved copy of the current memory state, along with the contents of all hardware registers and status indicators. It is periodically taken in order to restore the system in the event of failure. See checkpoint/restart.
(2) A saved copy of a file before it is updated. Part of a storage management program, snapshots enable previous versions of files to be brought back for review or to be placed back into use. See shadow copy.