• WordNet 3.6
    • n snapshot an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera "my snapshots haven't been developed yet","he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snapshot a brief summary or appraisal, especially one that describes the state of a situation at one particular time; as, a snapshot of the moon project in 1966.
    • Snapshot A quick offhand shot, made without deliberately taking aim over the sights.
    • Snapshot Act of taking a snapshot (in sense 2).
    • Snapshot An instantaneous photograph made, usually with a hand camera, without formal posing of, and often without the foreknowledge of, the subject.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snapshot A sudden or quick shot, literally or figuratively; in photography, the instantaneous taking of a picture as with a detective camera, or with one of the many portable cameras.
    • snapshot Pertaining to or taken by a snapshot, as a photograph; adapted to the taking of instantaneous photographs: as, a snap-shot camera.
    • snapshot Hence, executed rapidly or sketchily.
    • snapshot To take a photographic snap-shot of.
    • snapshot To take photographs with a snap-shot camera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Snapshot an instantaneous photograph
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. snappen, to snap; Ger. schnappen.


In literature:

Jean, who had brought her camera, took several snapshots of the lively scene.
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Sally had recognized him as the subject of a snapshot she'd once seen Miss Ross crying over.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Don't tell Daphne, or she'll be out at 3.15 to the tick, to take a snapshot of the dawn.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
He was mountin' at the time an' it was a snapshot.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
But no snapshot could make Gipsy look as sweet as she really does.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
None of the films had been developed, so he could not as yet tell how the snapshots would turn out.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
She thought that she still had some snapshots of the garden which she had taken herself that afternoon.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I direct the searchlight, write down notes, and, I sincerely hope, take snapshots of deep sea life.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Such are a few snapshots of Philippine life.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
However, by the exercise of great patience we were enabled to get a snapshot as she stood nervously surveying us from a dark corner.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various

In poetry:

Put a gold ring on her finger,
And press her close to your heart,
While the fish in the lake snapshots take,
And the frog, that sanguine singer,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
Promptly I typed a nice reply
And thought that it would be the end,
But in due course confused was I
To get a letter signed: Your Friend;
And with it, full of girlish grace,
A snapshot of a winsome face.
"My Favourite Fan" by Robert W Service

In news:

More DeKalb County Snapshot News.
The following is a snapshot of important events in Apple Computer Inc.'s history since the company was founded more than 20 years ago.
Snapshot Behind the Scenes at the Circus .
A snapshot of the educational scene in our metro area.
Here's a snapshot of what is happening or expected, state by state.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coca -Cola Co. Should give investors a snapshot of the ever-shifting geographic and product mixes that are fueling growth for the world's biggest beverage maker when it reports its third quarter results Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coca-Cola Co. Should give investors a snapshot of the ever-shifting geographic and product mixes that are fueling growth for the world's biggest beverage maker when it reports its third quarter results Tuesday.
Not that we should need a season to show concern, love, and friendship but this snapshot of PITA and Big Boy this morning speaks volumes.
Creating 'snapshot' of Peoria United Methodist Church congregation .
Related Stories for South Texas Snapshot: Country Club .
Verizon Releases Snapshots of Cybercrime .
Print quality suitable for the 3- by 4-inch snapshot size.
Marianne has taken some snapshots of Charlie sitting at the dinner table – she's got the best manners.
Snapshot / Music Social Distortion at the Rialto, Last Night.
I went to get my camera as soon as I could, and took two wonderful snapshots of the Deer.

In science:

In addition, the rotational motion provides us with a snapshot view of the propagation of the thermonuclear instability.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
When we increase α close to αc , snapshots show almost one-dimensional fractal structure (very thin line structure).
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
Therefore ˜Sn may be replaced with Sn when one investigates the size of the snapshot attractor near synchronization transition point.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
The final snapshot of the “cloud ” ring at g t = 5 is given in Fig. 1.5(d).
Quantum, classical and semiclassical analyses of photon statistics in harmonic generation
Figure 2 shows the density, velocity and pressure profiles at four different temporal snapshots.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations