snapshot

noun snap·shot \ ˈsnap-ˌshät \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018
1 : a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small handheld camera
2 : an impression or view of something brief or transitory
  • a snapshot of life back then

Examples of snapshot in a Sentence

  1. fans excitedly took snapshots of the rock star as he dashed into the hotel

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First Known Use of snapshot

1890

snapshot Synonyms


SNAPSHOT Defined for English Language Learners

snapshot

  • : an informal photograph that is taken quickly

  • : a quick view or a small amount of information that tells you a little about what someone or something is like


SNAPSHOT Defined for Kids

snapshot

noun snap·shot \ ˈsnap-ˌshät \
: a photograph taken usually with an inexpensive hand-held camera


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