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stop-action (uncountable)

  1. A film technique in which still frames depicting successive positions are displayed to create the illusion of movement.
    • 1999, John Bell, Puppets, Masks, and Performing, →ISBN, page 181:
      Given their early history, it is interesting that Benjamin made no mention of them — but if he had, he would have had to reconsider his thesis that film can only reproduce (and so, dislocate) works of art,' for stop-action provides a classic case of technology being used to create original productions