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.
Sometimes pho·to·graph·i·cal.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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Examples from the Web for photographical
Historical Examples of photographical
His delineations are photographical exactness without retouch, bearing always a strong reflection of his personality.
His astronomical investigations were principally of a photographical character.
British Dictionary definitions for photographical
Derived Formsphotographically, adverb
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 photographical
1839, from photograph + -ic. Photographic memory is from 1940. Related: Photographical; photographically.
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