from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of photography or a photograph.
- adj. Used in photography: a photographic lens.
- adj. Resembling a photograph, especially representing or simulating something with great accuracy and fidelity of detail.
- adj. Capable of retaining accurate or vivid impressions: a photographic memory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to photographs or photography.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to photography; obtained by photography; used ib photography; as a photographic picture; a photographic camera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, using, or produced by photography.
- Hence In lit., imitated or imitating with precise and minute detail, indicating lack of artistic feeling and originality in the writer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph
- adj. relating to photography or obtained by using photography
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With regard to his other Query, I think there can be no doubt of his being at liberty to publish a photographic _copy_ of a portrait, Mr. Fox Talbot having reserved only the right to paper copies of a _photographic_ portrait.
The usual photographic plates, which have their principal sensibility in the violet parts of the spectrum, give us the _photographic_ magnitudes of the stars.
The term photographic suggests that the viewer of material takes a mental photo of what he or she has seen and can latter draw upon that image to recall the information one has encountered.
Images of the human form have a long history in photographic practice, and with a few notable exceptions - Imogen Cunningham and Ruth Bernhard come to mind - it has predominantly been the male gaze upon the naked female body.
Since 2002 he has been working on a long-term photographic study about the live and work of Chinese migrant workers.
-- Flickr folks are protesting Microsoft in photographic ways.
In optics, the interference will be observed as dark and bright fringes and can be recorded in photographic film or any other light detector.
Or that women with whips appeared in photographic erotica 80 years ago?
Supporters of the Muslim-led People's Justice Party remonstrated with a Liberal Democrat surveillance team which had been attempting to gain photographic evidence of alleged mis-use of postal ballot forms.
Early experiments at relatively low energies used the tracks left in photographic emulsions.