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motion picture

noun

Definition of MOTION PICTURE

1
:  a series of pictures projected on a screen in rapid succession with objects shown in successive positions slightly changed so as to produce the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects move
2
:  a representation (as of a story) by means of motion pictures :  movie

Examples of MOTION PICTURE

  1. He was given a starring role in a major motion picture.
  2. <a popular novel that was made into a major motion picture>

First Known Use of MOTION PICTURE

1891
MOTION PICTURES Defined for Kids

motion picture

noun

Definition of MOTION PICTURE for Kids

1
:  a series of pictures projected on a screen rapidly one after another so as to give the appearance of a continuous picture in which the objects move
2
:  movie 1

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