motion picture

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.
Also called movie, moving picture.


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motion picture
(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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Others do similar with words as motion picture movie memory.
Motion picture studios often use it as a film location.
The invention of the phonograph did this for singers, and the invention of the
  motion picture did it for actors.
Short response time, motion picture is displayed when the phenomenon does not
  produce image smearing.
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