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motion picture

n.
1. A movie.
2. motion pictures The movie industry.

mo′tion-pic′ture adj.

motion picture

n
(Film)
a. a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
b. a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc

mo′tion pic′ture


n.
1. a sequence of consecutive photographic images projected onto a screen in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of movement.
2. a story, narrative, incident, or message presented in this form.
3. motion pictures, movie (def. 3).
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motion picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movementmotion picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
sequence, episode - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
credit - an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
subtitle, caption - translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
credits - a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
telefilm - a movie that is made to be shown on television
scene, shot - a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
feature film, feature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
final cut - the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
home movie - a film made at home by an amateur photographer
collage film - a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
coming attraction - a movie that is advertised to draw customers
shoot-'em-up - a movie featuring shooting and violence
short subject - a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
docudrama, documentary, documentary film, infotainment - a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
cinema verite - a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
film noir - a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters; "film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s"
skin flick - a pornographic movie
rough cut - the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
silent movie, silent picture, silents - a movie without a soundtrack
slow motion - a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
talkie, talking picture - a movie with synchronized speech and singing
3D, 3-D, three-D - a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
musical, musical comedy, musical theater - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
dub - provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
synchronise, synchronize - make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action; "synchronize this film"
film, shoot, take - make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
videotape, tape - record on videotape
reshoot - shoot again; "We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"

motion picture

noun picture, film (Brit.), movie (U.S.), flick (informal) It was there that I saw my first motion picture.
Translations
فِلْم سينَمائي
film
spillefilm
filmo
kvikmynd

motion picture

n (Am) → film m inv

motion

(ˈməuʃən) noun
1. the act or state of moving. the motion of the planets; He lost the power of motion.
2. a single movement or gesture. He summoned the waiter with a motion of the hand.
3. a proposal put before a meeting. She was asked to speak against the motion in the debate.
verb
to make a movement or sign eg directing a person or telling him to do something. He motioned (to) her to come nearer.
ˈmotionless adjective
not moving. a motionless figure.
motion picture
a cinema film.
in motion
moving. Don't jump on the bus while it is in motion.
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