Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Motion picture \Mo"tion pic"ture\
A series of pictures on a strip of film, taken at regular intervals in rapid succession (now usually 24 frames per second for ordinary work) by a special camera, intended to capture the image of objects in motion.
the display of the images captured on a motion picture, presented to the eye in very rapid succession by projection from a special apparatus (a movie projector), with shows some or all of the objects in the picture represented in changing positions, producing, by persistence of vision, the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects appear to move as they did in the original scene.
Syn: movie, moving picture, flick. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
The conceptual or informational content of a motion picture; the actions or events represented in a motion picture; the story line of a movie. ``One of the great punch lines in motion picture history is `Round up the usual suspects.' from `Casablanca'.'' [PJC]
n. 1 A sequence of images depicting people or objects in motion, preserved on a recording medium and capable of being projected for viewing. 2 A film.
n. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location" [syn: movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick]
Motion Picture is the tenth studio album by Swiss electronic duo Yello. The record was released on 25 October 1999 via Mercury Records.