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time–lapse

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adjective \ˈtīm-ˌlaps\

Simple Definition of time–lapse

  • —used to describe a way of filming something in which many photographs are taken over a long period of time and are shown quickly in a series so that a slow action (such as the opening of a flower bud) appears to happen quickly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of time–lapse

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a motion picture made so that when projected a slow action (as the opening of a flower bud) appears to be speeded up

1927

First Known Use of time–lapse

1927

Rhymes with time–lapse


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