[ foh-tuh-graf-ik ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈgræf ɪk /


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.



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Sometimes pho·to·graph·i·cal.

Origin of photographic

First recorded in 1839; photograph + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM photographic

pho·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·pho·to·graph·ic, adjectivenon·pho·to·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·pho·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for photographic

/ (ˌfəʊtəˈɡræfɪk) /


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

Derived forms of photographic

photographically, adverb
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