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Of, relating to, or marked by extraordinarily detailed and vivid recall of visual images.

[German eidetisch, from Greek eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

ei·det′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Psychology) (of visual, or sometimes auditory, images) exceptionally vivid and allowing detailed recall of something previously perceived: thought to be common in children
2. (Psychology) relating to or subject to such imagery
[C20: from Greek eidētikos, from eidos shape, form]
eiˈdetically adv
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(aɪˈdɛt ɪk)

pertaining to or constituting visual impressions recalled vividly and readily reproducible with great accuracy: eidetic imagery.
[1920–25; < Greek eidētikós, derivative of eîd(os) form, shape]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eidetic - of visual imagery of almost photographic accuracy
representational - (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images"
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[aɪˈdetɪk] ADJ [memory, vision] → eidético
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