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A movie.
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(Broadcasting) a play for theatre that has been filmed as a movie
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(ˈfoʊ təˌpleɪ)

1. a motion picture.
2. the scenario for it; screenplay.
[1910–15, Amer.]
pho′to•play`er, n.
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