screen·shot | \ˈskrēn-ˌshät \

Definition of screenshot 

: an image that shows the contents of a computer display

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This is a perfect time to take a screenshot of your whole computer screen. Josie Colt, WIRED, "How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac," 5 July 2018 Not before eagled-eyed congressional reporter Matt Fuller took screenshot though. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "GOP Congressman Tweets, Then Deletes Jab at Paul Ryan," 21 June 2018 Prior to Instagram making the change, users of the platform were notified each time someone took a screenshot of their story. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Instagram Will No Longer Alert Users About Screenshots," 16 June 2018 Sexting is a common occurrence on Snapchat, an app whose trademark is photos and messages that disappear after being viewed — unless the recipient takes a screenshot first. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area schools on the lookout for students using social media apps for sexting and cyberbullying," 9 May 2018 Of course, the recipient can take a screenshot of the message or photograph the screen with his phone. Hiawatha Bray,, "Gmail’s face lift, new brains show that e-mail is far from obsolete," 26 Apr. 2018 Around the same time, another parent took a screenshot of her daughter’s class schedule. Keith Bierygolick,, "How charges of 'inappropriate touching' divided a band, parents and the City of Mason," 11 Apr. 2018 In the early hours on Friday morning, the Capital tweeted a screenshot of the next day’s cover story about the shooting. Emma Green, The Atlantic, "The Capital Gazette Won’t Stop Reporting," 29 June 2018 Dorsey tweeted a screenshot of a purchase made on his phone Saturday evening, and the Twitter co-founder received a multitude of negative replies, criticizing Dorsey for both eating at the restaurant and for promoting the business. Alex Soderstrom, ajc, "Twitter CEO faces criticism after Chick-fil-A tweet," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of screenshot

1983, in the meaning defined above

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