Definition of Motion picture
1. Noun. A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. "The film was shot on location"
Generic synonyms: Product, Production, Show
Terms within: Episode, Sequence, Credit, Caption, Subtitle, Credits, Scene, Shot
Specialized synonyms: Telefilm, Feature, Feature Film, Final Cut, Home Movie, Collage Film, Coming Attraction, Shoot-'em-up, Short Subject, Docudrama, Documentary, Documentary Film, Infotainment, Cinema Verite, Film Noir, Skin Flick, Rough Cut, Silent Movie, Silent Picture, Silents, Slow Motion, Talkie, Talking Picture, 3-d, 3d, Three-d, Musical, Musical Comedy, Musical Theater
Examples of category: Dub, Synchronise, Synchronize, Film, Shoot, Take, Tape, Videotape, Reshoot
Derivative terms: Film, Film
Definition of Motion picture
1. Noun. A sequence of images depicting people or objects in motion, preserved on a recording medium and capable of being projected for viewing. ¹
2. Noun. The narrative or other informational content conveyed by means of such a sequence of images. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Motion Picture Pictures
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motion Picture
Literary usage of Motion picture
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"11 Sunset 36:42-7 Ja; 23-6 F '16 Phonograph as a coach for motion picture actors. 11 Scl Am 115:367 О 21 '18 Quiet life of a movie heroine. ..."
2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Every football or baseball game, every parade, every pageant, and every motion picture show adds its testimony. The rise of the popularity of motion ..."
3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1920)
"THE RIVER'S END motion picture Has fee %uie premier Never in all history has a picture been released under such auspicious circumstances. ..."
4. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"motion picture problem solved: constructive community programs for young people and the family. 8p 5c '20 Nat. bd. of review, 70 5th av, NY Xt New York pub. ..."
5. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1922)
"Employment of Actor for motion picture AGREEMENT made between hereinafter ... WHEREAS, the Employee is a motion picture actor and the Employer is engaged in ..."
6. Careers for Women by Catherine Filene (1920)
"MOTION-PICTURE WORK THE MOTION-PICTURE DIRECTOR IDA MAY PARK Motion-Picture Director, Willis & Inglis, Los Angeles, California Description of occupation and ..."
7. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"294, making it unlawful to exhibit or to permit the exhibition within the state of motion picture films which have not first been examined by the ..."