- of, relating to, or constituting visual imagery vividly experienced and readily reproducible with great accuracy and in great detail.
- of or relating to eidos.
Origin of eidetic
Examples from the Web for eidetic
The Past Police were noted for their impersonations, and most of them had eidetic memories.A Knyght Ther Was
Robert F. Young
We know that they have eidetic memories, and that they can reason on an extremely high level.Assassin
Jesse Franklin Bone
His eidetic memory went to work, conjuring an image of a large-scale map he had once studied.The Sensitive Man
Poul William Anderson
- (of visual, or sometimes auditory, images) exceptionally vivid and allowing detailed recall of something previously perceived: thought to be common in children
- relating to or subject to such imagery
Word Origin and History for eidetic
"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).