Snapshot definition

snăpshŏt
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A photograph usually taken with a small handheld camera.
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An isolated observation.

A sociopolitical snapshot of the electorate.

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An informal photograph, usually intended for private use, taken with a small camera.
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A hurried shot fired with little or no aim.
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A brief, often informal, explanation or summary.
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Anything regarded as typifying something larger or more encompassing.

A neighborhood that is a snapshot of Middle America.

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

He carried a snapshot of his daughter.

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

The article offered a snapshot of life in that region.

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(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.

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(soccer) A quick, unplanned or unexpected shot.
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To take a snapshot of.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
snapshot
Plural:
snapshots

Origin of snapshot