photographic

adjective

pho·​to·​graph·​ic ˌfō-tə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce photographic (audio)
1
: relating to, obtained by, or used in photography
2
: representing nature and human beings with the exactness of a photograph
3
: capable of retaining vivid impressions
a photographic memory
photographically adverb

Examples of photographic in a Sentence

photographic images of the galaxy
Recent Examples on the Web Images From Year 3 of the War in Ukraine A photographic chronicle of the third year of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Marc Santora Tyler Hicks, New York Times, 14 May 2024 As a form of art, photographic storytelling can give raw views that challenge how people see the world. Molly Peck, USA TODAY, 11 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for photographic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of photographic was in 1839

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“Photographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photographic. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

photographic

adjective
pho·​to·​graph·​ic ˌfōt-ə-ˈgraf-ik How to pronounce photographic (audio)
1
: relating to, obtained by, or used in photography
photographic supplies
2
: capable of remembering details exactly
a photographic memory
photographically adverb

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