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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
motion picture
▪ a major motion picture from Tri-Star
▪ Creativity is required, then, for the banker as well as the motion picture director.
▪ It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture.
▪ On a motion picture I have a team of anywhere from one hundred to two hundred people.
▪ She became adept at filming with a motion picture camera as well as still camera.
▪ The revolution began with the invention of motion picture film early in the twentieth century.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Motion picture

Motion picture \Mo"tion pic"ture\

  1. 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.

  2. the display of the images captured on a motion picture[1], 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]

  3. The conceptual or informational content of a motion picture[1]; the actions or events represented in a motion picture[1]; 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]

motion picture

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.

motion picture

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 (album)

Motion Picture is the tenth studio album by Swiss electronic duo Yello. The record was released on 25 October 1999 via Mercury Records.