Meaning of time-lapse photography

time'-lapse photog'raphy

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the photographing on motion-picture film of a slow and continuous process, as the growth of a plant, at regular intervals, esp. by exposing a single frame at a time, for projection at a higher speed.
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