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.
[PJC]

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]

 

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