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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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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
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How to use photographic in a sentence

  • 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 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 forms of photographic

photographically, adverb
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