Definition of snapshot in English:


Syllabification: snap·shot
Pronunciation: /ˈsnapˌSHät


  • 1An informal photograph taken quickly, typically with a small handheld camera.
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    • If you just want a standard, entry level digital camera for family snapshots and auction photos, then a point and shoot digital camera is a budget conscious choice.
    • More than a few handhelds also offer a built-in digital camera for taking snapshots and video sequences.
    • He was no stranger to the camera: in 1895 he began to use a simple Kodak camera to take snapshots of friends and family to serve in preparing his small interior paintings.
  • 1.1A brief look or summary: this excellent book can only be a snapshot of a complex industry
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    • And if you've forgotten just how chaotic this period was - not much more than twelve months ago - here's a brief snapshot.
    • Martin Gormally gives a brief snapshot of what life was like in the hungry 1930s.
    • The results are brief snapshots of modern American life that are ruthlessly funny and desperately sad.
  • 1.2 Computing A record of the contents of a storage location or data file at a given time.
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    • These centralized data protection solutions include replication, mirroring, snapshots, tiered storage and online backup.
    • A hardware provider is usually a storage provider, like SANRAD Iscsi V-Switch, which creates and maintains snapshots at the storage hardware level.
    • The Advanced Client software can also take snapshots of DB2, SQL and Exchange data, as it has done for Oracle in the past.
  • 2 (snap shot) A shot taken quickly by a hunter.
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    • All of these tactics can work, just as a slap shot, a snap shot, a wrist shot or a backhander will work in the right situation.
    • He has a fine array of shots, but his snap shot and wrist shot are particularly dangerous.
    • The reward came from a snap shot by Dougie Simpson after midfielder Graeme Dunlop had done all the lead-up work.

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