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snapshot

[snap-shot] /ˈsnæpˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
an informal photograph, especially one taken quickly by a hand-held camera.
2.
Hunting. a quick shot taken without deliberate aim.
3.
Informal. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), snapshot or snapshotted, snapshotting.
4.
to photograph informally and quickly.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10 for def 2; 1860-65 for def 1; snap + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for snap shotting

snapshot

/ˈsnæpˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
an informal photograph taken with a simple camera Often shortened to snap
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Word Origin and History for snap shotting

snapshot

n.

also snap-shot, 1808, "a quick shot with a gun, without aim, at a fast-moving target," from snap + shot (n.). Photographic sense is attested from 1890. Figuratively, of something captured at a moment in time, from 1897.

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