Snap shot
Snap shot Snap shot (a) A quick offhand shot, made without deliberately taking aim over the sights. (b) (Photog.) Act of taking a snapshot (in sense 2). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. An instantaneous photograph made, usually with a hand camera, without formal posing of, and often without the foreknowledge of, the subject. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. a brief summary or appraisal, especially one that describes the state of a situation at one particular time; as, a snapshot of the moon project in 1966. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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