from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A filmmaking technique in which the action on screen is slower than normal, achieved by filming at a speed faster than the standard rate and then projecting the film at the standard speed.

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  • noun A technique of film, photography, and video to stretch time and allow visibility of things normally happening too fast to be conveniently examined.

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  • noun a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate


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