motion-picture camera

motion picture

noun
1.
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.
2.
a play, event, or the like, presented in this form.
3.
motion pictures, the art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures.
Also called movie, moving picture.


Origin:
1890–95

motion-picture, adjective
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motion picture
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called: film
 a.  a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
 b.  a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc

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motion-picture camera

any of various complex photographic cameras that are designed to record a succession of images on a reel of film that is repositioned after each exposure. Commonly, exposures are made at the rate of 24 or 30 frames per second on film that is either 8, 16, 35, or 70 mm in width.

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