screen·​shot | \ˈskrēn-ˌshät \

Definition of screenshot 

: an image that shows the contents of a computer display

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That image is a screenshot of the needle Vox staff captured on the night of the 2016 presidential election. Dara Lind, Vox, "America’s love-hate relationship with the New York Times election needle, explained," 6 Nov. 2018 Yet screenshots sent to TRI from voters in Ireland after that announcement showed ads continuing to appear on Google's platform. Kara Fox, CNN, "'Dark ads' cast a shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion," 18 May 2018 Microsoft And, as the screenshots indicate, Sticky Notes now has a a dark mode, too. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Hints of Windows 10's 2019 future show up in early '19H1' builds," 6 Nov. 2018 Fans on Twitter caught hilarious screenshots of Streep getting very into the game. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meryl Streep's Reactions To Watching the US Open Go Viral," 10 Sep. 2018 The screenshot does not identify the parties or indicate the date of the exchange. Michael Levenson,, "Former editor meets with Globe investigator," 2 July 2018 The first two screenshots come from May, while the second two are from June. Michael Beller,, "Ketel Marte Is Slugging Like a Power Hitter and a Key Part of the Diamondbacks Lineup," 20 June 2018 The diocese was not able to confirm if the screenshots and the September 2017 incident were the same. Richard Obert, azcentral, "AIA bans 31-year-old twins from high school sports events after messages to teens," 3 May 2018 There was one Halo 3 map that Pokora snapped a picture of and then shared too liberally with friends; the screenshot wound up getting passed around among Halo fans. Brendan I. Koerner, WIRED, "The Young and the Reckless," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of screenshot

1983, in the meaning defined above

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