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English definition of “snapshot”

snapshot

noun [C] (UNDERSTANDING)    /ˈsnæp.ʃɒt/ US  /-ʃɑːt/ informal
a piece of information or short description that gives an understanding of a situation at a particular time: Credit rating agencies provide a snapshot of the risks an investment poses at any one time.Situations and circumstances
(Definition of snapshot noun (UNDERSTANDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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