slow motion

noun
1.
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.
2.
the effect thus created.

Origin:
1920–25

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slow-motion

[sloh-moh-shuhn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to or made in slow motion: a slow-motion replay.
2.
moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate: slow-motion progress toward a settlement.

Origin:
1925–30

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slow motion
 
n
1.  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
 
adj
2.  films, television of or relating to such action
3.  moving or functioning at less than usual speed

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Example sentences
This, however, is a confrontation being played out in the slowest of slow
  motion.
Slow motion enables viewers to see precisely where a play succeeds or fails.
In remote viewing their position, an enormous time dilation caused the crew to
  appear moving in slow motion.
Great athletes are often said to experience time on the playing field in a kind
  of slow motion.
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