Definition of snapshot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnapʃɒt/


1An informal photograph taken quickly, typically with a small handheld camera: a collection of family snapshots
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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: the procedure takes a new snapshot and does pixel counts for various sub-areas
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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 in soccer or hockey taken quickly with little backlift: Morris had to make a good save from a snapshot by a defender
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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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