snapshot

[ snap-shot ]
/ ˈsnæpˌʃɒt /

noun

an informal photograph, especially one taken quickly by a handheld camera.
Hunting. a quick shot taken without deliberate aim.
Informal. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.

verb (used with or without object), snap·shot or snap·shot·ted, snap·shot·ting.

to photograph informally and quickly.

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Origin of snapshot

1800–10 for def 2; 1860–65 for def 1; snap (in the sense “done suddenly or casually”) + shot1

Definition for snapshot (2 of 2)

snapshoot
[ snap-shoot ]
/ ˈsnæpˌʃut /

verb (used with object), snap·shot, snap·shoot·ing.

to take a snapshot of (a subject).

Origin of snapshoot

back formation from snapshot
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British Dictionary definitions for snapshot

snapshot
/ (ˈsnæpˌʃɒt) /

noun

an informal photograph taken with a simple cameraOften shortened to: snap
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