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eidetic

[ahy-det-ik] /aɪˈdɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or constituting visual imagery vividly experienced and readily reproducible with great accuracy and in great detail.
2.
of or relating to eidos.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Greek eidētikós, equivalent to eîd(os) eidos + -ētikos -etic
Related forms
noneidetic, adjective
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Examples from the web for eidetic
  • eidetic images differ from other forms of visual imagery in several important ways.
  • His tales were produced with a combination of will, eidetic memory and emotional immaturity.
  • Sensory information storage is also known as sensory register, sensory store, and eidetic and echoic memory.
British Dictionary definitions for eidetic

eidetic

/aɪˈdɛtɪk/
adjective (psychol)
1.
(of visual, or sometimes auditory, images) exceptionally vivid and allowing detailed recall of something previously perceived: thought to be common in children
2.
relating to or subject to such imagery
Derived Forms
eidetically, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from Greek eidētikos, from eidos shape, form
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Word Origin and History for eidetic
adj.

"pertaining to the faculty of projecting images," 1924, from German eidetisch, coined by German psychologist Erich Jaensch (1883-1940), from Greek eidetikos "pertaining to images," also "pertaining to knowledge," from eidesis "knowledge," from eidos "form, shape" (see -oid).

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