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time-lapse

time–lapse

adjective \ˈtīm-ˌlaps\

—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

Full Definition of TIME-LAPSE

:  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

First Known Use of TIME-LAPSE

1927

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