noun Date: 1890 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

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  • snapshot — UK US /ˈsnæpʃɒt/ noun [C] INFORMAL ► the way that a particular figure or set of figures gives an understanding of a situation at a particular time: »Credit rating agencies provide a snapshot of the risks an investment poses at any one time …   Financial and business terms

  • Snapshot — Snap shot , n. 1. Commonly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snapshot — also snap shot, 1808, a quick shot with a gun, without aim, at a fast moving target, from SNAP (Cf. snap) + SHOT (Cf. shot) (n.). Photographic sense is attested from 1890 …   Etymology dictionary

  • snapshot — ► NOUN ▪ an informal photograph, taken quickly …   English terms dictionary

  • snapshot — [snap′shät΄] n. 1. a hurried shot fired with little or no aim 2. an informal photograph, usually intended for private use, taken with a small camera …   English World dictionary

  • Snapshot — La palabra snapshot puede referirse a: Snapshot. Es un formato de archivo de Microsoft Access. Snapshot o copia instantánea de volumen. Es una función de algunos sistemas que realizan copias de seguridad de ficheros almacenándolos tal y como… …   Wikipedia Español

  • snapshot — snap|shot [ˈsnæpʃɔt US ʃa:t] n 1.) a photograph taken quickly and often not very skilfully = ↑snap snapshot of ▪ a snapshot of his girlfriend 2.) a piece of information that quickly gives you an idea of what the situation is like at a particular… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snapshot — 1. noun a) A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity. He carried a snapshot of his daughter. b) A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time. The article offered a snapshot of life in that… …   Wiktionary

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