photographic

adjective
pho·​to·​graph·​ic | \ ˌfō-tə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce photographic (audio) \

Definition of photographic

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

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Other Words from photographic

photographically \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photographic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of photographic in a Sentence

photographic images of the galaxy
Recent Examples on the Web Confronted with compelling video and photographic evidence in court, dozens of rioters have apologized and expressed regret as the consequences of their actions have started to sink in. Jacques Billeaud And Michael Tarm, The Arizona Republic, "Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in," 1 Apr. 2021 Confronted with compelling video and photographic evidence in court, dozens of rioters have apologized and expressed regret as the consequences of their actions have started to sink in. Author: Jacques Billeaud, Michael Tarm, Anchorage Daily News, "Some accused in Capitol riot apologize as they face consequences like jail time, job losses and financial ruin," 1 Apr. 2021 Confronted with compelling video and photographic evidence in court, dozens of rioters have apologized and expressed regret as the consequences of their actions have started to sink in. BostonGlobe.com, "Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in," 31 Mar. 2021 Antibodies can fade after a few months, but T-cells stick around longer and have something of a photographic memory. Allysia Finley, WSJ, "Capitalism Is What Will Defeat Covid," 19 Mar. 2021 Winn had written in his report that Bonham’s license plate light and brake light weren’t working, which the lawsuit denies, citing photographic evidence. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Black motorist says in federal suit that Richardson officer brutalized him due to race," 11 Mar. 2021 Olson contends that Audubon had an eidetic memory—commonly called photographic memory—because the sometimes astounding positions of his birds have been verified by contemporary videos and photographs captured via telephoto lenses. Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American, "Audubon's Birds Live On Long after His Death [Slide Show]," 17 May 2013 On the security side, dashcams can provide photographic evidence of an accident or incident. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Buying a ‘dashcam’? Here are 5 handy features to look for," 10 Mar. 2021 Further photographic evidence from other sites revealed missiles with a range of 2,400 miles. Susan Seubert, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of photographic

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 14 Apr. 2021.

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photographic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of photographic

: relating to or used to make photographs

photographic

adjective
pho·​to·​graph·​ic | \ ˌfō-tə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce photographic (audio) \

Kids Definition of photographic

: obtained by or used in photography

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