eidetic

eidetic
1. Relating to the power of visualization of and memory for objects previously seen which reaches its height in children aged 8 to 10. 2. A person possessing this power to a high degree. [G. eidon, saw (aorist of verb)]

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ei·det·ic ī-'det-ik adj marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall esp. of visual images <an \eidetic memory>
ei·det·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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adj.

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ei·det·ic (i-detґik) [Gr. eidos that which is seen; form or shape] 1. pertaining to or characterized by exact visualization of events or of objects previously seen. 2. an individual possessing such an ability.

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