EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective 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 1920–25;
-ētikos -etic Related forms non·ei·det·ic, adjective
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The Past Police were noted for their impersonations, and most of them had
We know that they have
eidetic memories, and that they can reason on an extremely high level.
eidetic memory went to work, conjuring an image of a large-scale map he had once studied. British Dictionary definitions for eidetic adjective psychol (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 Derived Forms eidetically, adverb Word Origin for eidetic
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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