or screen shot

[ skreen-shot ]

  1. Also called screen cap·ture [kap-cher], /ˈkæp tʃər/, screen·cap [skreen-kap] /ˈskrinˌkæp/ . a copy or image of what is seen on a computer monitor or other 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.
  1. to take a screenshot of: You can screenshot the error message and send it to me.

Origin of screenshot

First recorded in 1980–85; screen + shot1

Words Nearby screenshot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use screenshot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for screenshot


/ (ˈskriːnˌʃɒt) /

  1. 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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