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noun
the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so that the action appears to be slowed down.
the effect thus created.
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Origin of slow motion

First recorded in 1920–25

Other definitions for slow motion (2 of 2)

slow-motion
[ sloh-moh-shuhn ]
/ ˈsloʊˈmoʊ ʃən /

adjective
of, pertaining to or made in slow motion: a slow-motion replay.
moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate: slow-motion progress toward a settlement.

Origin of slow-motion

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for slow motion

slow motion

noun
films television action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly
adjective slow-motion
films television of or relating to such action
moving or functioning at less than usual speed
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