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snapshot

an informal photograph taken with a simple camera

snapshot

[′snap‚shät]
(computer science)
The storing of the entire contents of the memory, including status indicators and hardware registers.

snapshot

(1) A saved copy of the current memory state, along with the contents of all hardware registers and status indicators. It is periodically taken in order to restore the system in the event of failure. See checkpoint/restart.

(2) A saved copy of a file before it is updated. Part of a storage management program, snapshots enable previous versions of files to be brought back for review or to be placed back into use. See shadow copy.
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Aside from Snap Shots and a debutant in Lone Star Boy at Redcar tomorrow afternoon, this evening and tomorrow evening I am concentrating on six rides on the artificial surface at Wolverhampton.
Sent to Bath, Snap Shots finally got his head back in front in a two-horse race, although the task was not as easy as it sounds as the pair went toe to toe all the way before Dascombe's charge finally prevailed by a length.
We are thrilled that Mashable is enhancing with Snap Shots," said Tom McGovern, CEO, Snap Technologies, "because it's required reading for our team.
With the new Snap Shots Ad Network, advertisers may now reach users of the Snap Network through an added-value service that stands out among other ad networks in the following three ways:
Snap Shares adds a new money-making dimension to Snap Shots by allowing Web site owners and bloggers to increase their inventory with context-based ads at the bottom of each Snap Shot.
Xanga, and Amazon, Snap Shots Add-On delivers the entire menu of Snap Shots which includes previews of corresponding links and enhanced content for links to photo albums, RSS feeds, stock quotes, video, Wikipedia and more.
The MillionRSS project, which is working to collect and organize 1 million RSS feeds, has been using the Snap Shots service which our users have found to be absolutely fantastic," said Matthew Swanson of the MillionRSS project.
Users trigger Snap Shots whenever they mouse over a link in an enhanced web site.
We've received a tremendous response to the Snap Shots service since its launch last month, and the added PhotoShot functionality is just the beginning.
Snap Shots builds upon the rapid success of Snap Preview Anywhere (now renamed PreviewShot) which, in the 5 months since its debut, has been implemented on more than 1 million web sites and blogs, generating more than 9 million previews a day or roughly 100 images per second.
Snap - Create a visual image or mental snap shot of what needs to be remembered.
With the added frame capture capability built into the encoders, the iVDO Streamer 2/4 Encoders create D1 resolution, JPEG format, snap shots of video streams.