snapshot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From snap + shot.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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snapshot (plural snapshots)

  1. A photograph, especially one taken quickly or in a moment of opportunity.
    He carried a snapshot of his daughter.
  2. A glimpse of something; a portrayal of something at a moment in time.
    The article offered a snapshot of life in that region.
  3. (computing) A file or set of files captured at a particular time, capable of being reloaded to restore the earlier state.
    This game is so hard that I find myself taking a snapshot every few seconds in case I get killed.
  4. (soccer) A quick, unplanned or unexpected shot.
    • 2011 March 2, Chris Whyatt, “Arsenal 5 - 0 Leyton Orient”, BBC:
      Yet Revell misjudged his promising position in the area to put his point-blank snapshot wide from only six yards out.

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Verb[edit]

snapshot (third-person singular simple present snapshots, present participle snapshotting, simple past and past participle snapshotted)

  1. (transitive) To take a snapshot of.
    • 1904, David T Hanbury, Sport and Travel in the Northland of Canada
      As he did not appear disposed to move off, I took my camera and approached within about thirty yards, when I snapshotted him.
    • 2007, David E. Irwin, An Operating System Architecture for Networked Server Infrastructure (page 30)
      Filer appliances also offer programmatic snapshotting and cloning at the block-level or file system-level.

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