time-lapse

adjective
\ ˈtīm-ˌlaps \

Definition of time-lapse

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

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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time-lapse

adjective

English Language Learners 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

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