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Definition of "photographic" []

  • Of, relating to, or consisting of photography or a photograph. (adjective)
  • Used in photography: a photographic lens. (adjective)
  • Resembling a photograph, especially representing or simulating something with great accuracy and fidelity of detail. (adjective)
  • Capable of retaining accurate or vivid impressions: a photographic memory. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "photographic" in a sentence
  • "With regard to his other Query, I think there can be no doubt of his being at liberty to publish a photographic _copy_ of a portrait, Mr. Fox Talbot having reserved only the right to paper copies of a _photographic_ portrait."
  • "The usual photographic plates, which have their principal sensibility in the violet parts of the spectrum, give us the _photographic_ magnitudes of the stars."
  • "The term photographic suggests that the viewer of material takes a mental photo of what he or she has seen and can latter draw upon that image to recall the information one has encountered."