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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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Snap Shots was always chasing the game, but the manner in which he finished offhis race was most pleasing.
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.
These requirements are detailed on the inaugural "Snap Shots" (page 10); among other things, please note that photos shot with your cell phone will not be good enough quality to make the cut.
Sent to Bath, Snap Shots finally got his head back in front in a twohorse 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.
Snap shots from the game show players and fans in all their red, blue, yellow and green glory as they celebrate their remarkable triumph.
A computer transforms the signals it receives into front, side, or cross-section "snap shots" of the body part.
Those statistics give us a shortlist of three Mythmaker, Snap Shots and Mujassam.
RIPON: 2.00 Mixed Message, 2.30 Pacngo, 3.05 Youcouldntmakeitup, 3.40 Snap Shots, 4.15 TRUANCY (NAP), 4.50 Al Muheer, 5.20 Mighty Missile.
RIPON: 2.00 Mixed Message, 2.30 Pacngo, 3.05 Youcouldntmakeitup, 3.40 SNAP SHOTS (NAP), 4.15 Truancy, 4.50 Al Muheer, 5.20 Mighty Missile.
But when the girls' event started BoJo perked up, getting out his phone to snap shots of the lithe stars.