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eidetic

 [i-det´ik]
denoting exact visualization of events or objects previously seen; a person having such an ability.

ei·det·ic

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

eidetic

/ei·det·ic/ (i-det´ik) denoting exact visualization of events or objects previously seen; a person having such an ability.

eidetic

[īdet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, eidos, a form or shape seen
1 adj, pertaining to or characterized by the ability to visualize and reproduce accurately the image of objects or events previously seen or imagined.
2 n, a person possessing such ability.

eidetic

adjective Referring to vividly precise and accurate recollection of objects, events, sounds or other imagery previously perceived.

ei·det·ic

(ī-det'ik)
1. Relating to the power of visualization of and memory for objects previously seen that peaks in children aged 8-10.
2. A person possessing this power to a high degree.
[G. eidon, saw (aorist of verb)]

eidetic

Strikingly vivid, detailed and accurate, allowing an extraordinarily lifelike imaging, or sometimes rehearing, of past experience.
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Only recently he left his schoolmates awestruck with a display of his eidetic memory at a special assembly arranged to showcase his unique ability.
Born with an eidetic memory - similar to a photographic memory - Priscilla demonstrated an extraordinary connection to sound and its patterns.
In his travel writing, asserts Jack Stewart, Lawrence 'responds more directly to the world' than when working in other genres, and, with his eidetic memory, recreates scenes and episodes with stunning clarity.