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Pic

noun; clipping
A photograph, usually digital. The neologism ‘pic’ is normally heard as the plural form ‘pics’ and most often pertains to digital photographs. These aspects are likely to have developed out of the current nature of the world of photography. Most people own a digital camera, a device with which it is convenient to take multiple pictures since there is no threat of wasting film. Therefore, pictures today most often come in a digital format and in groups. The most attractive aspect of ‘pics’ is its convenience. It is a shorter and more easily pronounceable alternative to ‘photograph’ or ‘picture.’ In addition, ‘photos’ does not seem as appropriate for a digital picture, since it is a clipped form of ‘photography’, whose use is associated with classic film development and printing. ‘Pics’ is a fun and short word, entirely fitting for the field of digital photography.
 
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Etymology : "Pic" is usually heard as the plural "pics." It also is used most frequently when in reference to posting or sending pictures on the computer.
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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