- of or relating to photography.
- used in, or produced by means of, photography: photographic equipment; the photographic coverage of a newspaper.
- suggestive of a photograph; extremely realistic and detailed: photographic accuracy.
- remembering, reproducing, or functioning with the precision of a photograph: a photographic memory.
Origin of photographic
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Related Wordsvisual, pictorial, vivid, cinematic, accurate, detailed, faithful, graphic, lifelike, minute, natural, picturesque, precise, realistic, filmic
Examples from the Web for photographic
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They formed on the view exactly as an image develops on a photographic plate.The Forest
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No photographic fac-simile of the document, however, could be obtained.Washington's Masonic Correspondence
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Once he took us to be photographed with him in some big English photographic studio.My Reminiscences
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He had a photographic glimpse of one of his men emerging through a doorway.Morale
- of or relating to photographya photographic society; photographic materials
- like a photograph in accuracy or detail
- (of a person's memory) able to retain facts, appearances, etc, in precise detail, often after only a very short view of or exposure to them
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Word Origin and History for photographic
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