[ ahy-det-ik ]
/ aɪˈdɛt ɪk /


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; < Greek eidētikós, equivalent to eîd(os) eidos + -ētikos -etic


non·ei·det·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for eidetic

  • We know that they have eidetic memories, and that they can reason on an extremely high level.

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  • The Past Police were noted for their impersonations, and most of them had eidetic memories.

    A Knyght Ther Was|Robert F. Young
  • His eidetic memory went to work, conjuring an image of a large-scale map he had once studied.

    The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for eidetic

/ (aɪˈdɛtɪk) /

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 of eidetic

eidetically, adverb

Word Origin for eidetic

C20: from Greek eidētikos, from eidos shape, form
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