or screen shot

[ skreen-shot ]
/ ˈskrinˌʃɒt /


Also called screen capture. a copy or image of what is seen on a computer screen at a given time: Save the screenshot as a graphics file.

verb (used with object) screen·shot or screen·shot·ted, screen·shot·ting.

to take a screenshot of: You can screenshot the error message and send it to me.

Origin of screenshot

1980–85; 1940–45 for an earlier sense; screen + shot1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for screen capture

/ (ˈskriːnˌʃɒt) /


an image created by copying part or all of the display on a computer screen at a particular moment, for example in order to demonstrate the use of a piece of software
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