motion picture: Meaning and Definition of

mo'tion pic'ture

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a sequence of consecutive pictures of objects photographed in motion by a specially designed camera and thrown on a screen by a projector in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement.
  2. a play, event, or the like, presented in this form.
  3. the art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures. Also called
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