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photographic

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

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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RELATED WORDS

visual, pictorial, vivid, cinematic, accurate, detailed, faithful, graphic, lifelike, minute, natural, picturesque, precise, realistic, filmic

Nearby words

photogeology, photogram, photogrammetry, photograph, photographer, photographic, photography, photogravure, photoheliograph, photoinactivation, photoinduced
Sometimes pho·to·graph·i·cal.

Origin of photographic

First recorded in 1839; photograph + -ic
Related formspho·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·pho·to·graph·ic, adjectivenon·pho·to·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·pho·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photographic

photographic

/ (ˌfəʊtəˈɡræfɪk) /

adjective

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 Formsphotographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for photographic

photographic


adj.

1839, from photograph + -ic. Photographic memory is from 1940. Related: Photographical; photographically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper