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A still image is a single static image, as distinguished from a moving image - this is a definition I found so it's clear to me. I was just wondering if it simply refers to 'a photograph' or it could also be 'a frame' of a film:

"The groups were given still images from the report [BBC report on the civil war in Angola] and were asked to write their own news items."

Here it is rather a frame, right?
  • Cagey

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    It seems to me that it could refer to either a single frame of a film or a still photograph. If the BBC report was a television show, it is likely to be a single frame taken from a moving picture, but we don't know for sure.
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