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 photographically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of photographic in a Sentence

photographic images of the galaxy

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Robin Zhang of Sugar Land, who is in the physician assistant program. Tia Weiss of Sugar Land, who is in the photographic and imaging arts program. Houston Chronicle, "Area students earn honors, graduate from colleges," 8 July 2019 Elsewhere, Freddy serves as creative director for‘Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop,’ a photographic exhibit that opened at Los Angeles’ Annenberg Space for Photography this April. Nick Williams, Billboard, "Listen to Fab 5 Freddy's Fourth of July Cookout-Themed #TBT Mixtape," 4 July 2019 One of the two robbery victims later picked Lester out of a photographic line up. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Online cellphone sale turns into robbery at gunpoint, investigators say," 2 July 2019 The Cleveland Foundation funded the photographic projects through its global Creative Fusion program, which supports residencies here every year by international and local artists. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga 50 photo shows uncover fresh takes on the recovery of a once combustible river," 30 June 2019 Inside were thousands of small wax envelopes, neatly arranged in rows, each containing a number of medium-format photographic negatives. Richard Vokes, Quartz Africa, "A recently discovered trove of photos shows life in Uganda during Idi Amin’s troubled reign," 30 June 2019 The winery houses a massive sculptural and photographic collection. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Why Champagne Brands Are Partnering With Art Fairs," 29 June 2019 Inside were thousands of small wax envelopes, neatly arranged in rows, each containing a number of medium-format photographic negatives. Richard Vokes, The Conversation, "Thousands of recently discovered photographs document life in Uganda during Idi Amin’s reign," 25 June 2019 The image analysis looks for defects in the surface of the wafer, from tiny scratches to errors in the photographic process and everything else in between. Wayne Rash, Ars Technica, "Manufacturing memory means scribing silicon in a sea of sensors," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of photographic

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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