motion picture


noun

a sequence of consecutive pictures of objects photographed in motion by a specially designed camera (motion-picture camera) and thrown on a screen by a projector (motion-picture projector) in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement.
a play, event, or the like, presented in this form.
motion pictures, the art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures.

Words nearby motion picture

Origin of motion picture

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called movie, moving picture.

OTHER WORDS FROM motion picture

mo·tion-pic·ture, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for motion-picture camera

motion picture

noun

US and Canadian
  1. a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
  2. a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc
Also called: film
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