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motion picture


Noun Phrase
mo=tion pic=ture


motion picture,  
  •  A series of pictures on a strip of film, taken at regular intervals in rapid succession (now usually 24 frames per second for ordinary work) by a special camera, intended to capture the image of objects in motion.  [PJC]
  •  the display of the images captured on a motion picture{1}, presented to the eye in very rapid succession by projection from a special apparatus (a movie projector), with shows some or all of the objects in the picture represented in changing positions, producing, by persistence of vision, the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects appear to move as they did in the original scene.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  The conceptual or informational content of a motion picture{1}; the actions or events represented in a motion picture{1}; the story line of a movie.  [PJC]


motion picture

3-D, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Technicolor, Western, animated cartoon, black-and-white film, boom shot, cartoon, chiller, cine, cinema, close-up, color film, creepie, deuce shot, documentary, documentary film, educational film, feature, film, flick, flicker, follow-focus shot, full shot, group shot, horror picture, horse opera, kinescope, long shot, matte shot, medium shot, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, newsreel, nudie, pan shot, panoramic shot, photodrama, photoplay, picture, picture show, pornographic film, preview, process shot, rap shot, retake, short, shot, show, silent, silent film, skin flick, sneak preview, spaghetti Western, take, talkie, talking picture, thriller, trailer, travel shot, trucking shot, underground film, zoom shot

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