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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 of snapshot
1800-1810
1800-10 for def 2; 1860-65 for def 1; snap + shot1

snapshoot

[snap-shoot] /ˈsnæpˌʃut/
verb (used with object), snapshot, snapshooting.
1.
to take a snapshot of (a subject).
Origin
back formation from snapshot
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  • I've heard you decry these snapshot, rapid-transit, tunnel divorces many a time.

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  • Beside this picture hung another, smaller, and also a snapshot.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • Gladys Mercer sat looking at a snapshot which had come to her from one of her girl friends.

  • No snapshot can approximate a video sequence where humans are concerned.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • I am afraid most of these contortions are the product of the snapshot camera.

    Lawn Tennis for Ladies Mrs. Lambert Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for snapshot

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 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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