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slow motion

A film or video technique in which the action is recorded at a faster rate than usual or replayed at a slower rate than usual, thereby slowing the action on the screen.

slow′-mo′tion adj.
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slow motion

1. (Film) films television action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly
2. (Broadcasting) films television action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly
3. (Film) films television of or relating to such action
4. (Broadcasting) films television of or relating to such action
5. moving or functioning at less than usual speed
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slow′ mo′tion

the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so that the action appears to be slowed down.


1. photographed or appearing in slow motion.
2. proceeding at a strikingly slow rate.
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Noun1.slow motion - a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, 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"
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slow motion

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(sləu) adjective
1. not fast; not moving quickly; taking a long time. a slow train; The service at that restaurant is very slow; He was very slow to offer help.
2. (of a clock etc) showing a time earlier than the actual time; behind in time. My watch is five minutes slow.
3. not clever; not quick at learning. He's particularly slow at arithmetic.
to make, or become slower. The car slowed to take the corner.
ˈslowly adverb
He slowly opened his eyes; He drove home slowly.
ˈslowness noun
slow motion
movement which is slower than normal or actual movement especially as a special effect in films. Let's watch it, in slow motion.
slow down/up
to make or become slower. The police were warning drivers to slow down; The fog was slowing up the traffic.
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