From German eidetisch, from Ancient Greek εἰδητικός (eidētikós), from εἶδος (eîdos, “form”).
eidetic (comparative more eidetic, superlative most eidetic)
- Pertaining to a memory or mental image of perfect clarity, as though actually visible; or to a person able to see such memories.
- 1979, Kyril Bonfiglioli, After You with the Pistol, Penguin 2001, p. 276:
- ‘Funny that I should remember it? I have an eidetic memory for numbers, can't help
1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
- Eidetic images are pictures in the head. They are internal images that have the full force of conventional vision, but which are retained solely in the mind of the eidetiker.
1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, page 127:
- '..and some others of his comrades-on-wheels believed Remy Marathe to be eidetic, near-perfect in recall and detail.'
pertaining to a memory of perfect clarity