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Pronounced: an-ik-DAY-tuh, noun

Notes: I’ve not run across this word before


Yesterday’s word

The word eidetic means “marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall – especially of visual images”.

Background / Comments

This word is most frequently used with memory as a technical description of what is commonly called “photographic memory”. The word comes from the Greek word eidos (form). Those who have the ability to recall images, sounds, or events with amazing accuracy are a subject of fascination. One famous person who was reported to have an eidetic memory was Jackie Gleason.

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1900s

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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