time-lapse

time-lapse
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: from the noun time lapse
: of, relating to, or constituting a motion picture taken at a speed slower than normal but usually projected at a normal speed so that a slow action (as the opening of a flower bud) appears to be speeded up : stop-motion

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/tuym"laps'/, adj.
done by means of time-lapse photography: a time-lapse study of the blooming of a flower.
[1925-30]

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timeˈ-lapse adjective
Of or relating to time-lapse photography, a method of recording and condensing long or slow processes by taking a large number of photographs at regular intervals, the film made from these being projected at normal speed
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Main Entry:time

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time-lapse UK US adjective
time-lapse photography uses a series of photographs taken during a period of time to make a slow process seem to happen much faster
Thesaurus: relating to photography and photographshyponym

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time-lapse «TYM LAPS», adjective.
of or by means of time-lapse photography: »

an arrangement for showing a bean plant growing by time-lapse movies (Science News Letter).

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adj. denoting the photographic technique of taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time. When the frames are shown at normal speed, or in quick succession, the action seems much faster

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/ˈtaımˌlæps/ adj, always used before a noun
— 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

time-lapse photography

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ˈtime-lapse [time-lapse] adjective only before noun
(of photography) using a method in which a series of individual pictures of a process are shown together so that sth that really happens very slowly is shown as happening very quickly

a time-lapse sequence of a flower opening


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