photographic

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

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.

QUIZZES

THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC

Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
transliterate
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for photographical

  • His astronomical investigations were principally of a photographical character.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
  • His delineations are photographical exactness without retouch, bearing always a strong reflection of his personality.

    On the Seaboard|August Strindberg

British Dictionary definitions for photographical

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 forms of photographic

photographically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012