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
But it will be a slow-motion calamity for everyone else.
Slow-motion video shows that fruit flies plan their escape well before you
  begin your attempt to swat them.
The satellites orbit the main galaxy and, in the process, trigger slow-motion
  waves in it.
Surely the ongoing slow-motion failure of all these philosophies should spark
  an interest in developing more evolved alternatives.
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