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motion picture (plural motion pictures)

  1. A sequence of images depicting people or objects in motion, preserved on a recording medium and capable of being projected for viewing.
    Some technical knowledge of cameras and lighting is needed to create a motion picture.
    • 2022 November 30, Paul Bigland, “Destination Oban: a Sunday in Scotland”, in RAIL, number 971, page 75:
      The line along the Northumbrian coast to Berwick and into Scotland is stunning (even on a Voyager!), and the weather is perfect - just sit back, relax, and enjoy the motion picture that plays beyond the window.
  2. A movie.
    “Gone with the Wind” is my favorite motion picture.

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