from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brief period, as at a high-level meeting or conference, during which the news media is invited to photograph or film public figures or other people, usually without being allowed to ask questions.
- noun An event designed primarily to generate positive media coverage for an attending politician or other public figure.
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- noun Any
occasionin which a politicianor other celebritymay be photographedto their advantage. Short form: photo op
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- noun an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
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