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time-lapse

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Definition of time-lapse in English:

adjective

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 the action seems much faster.
Example sentences
  • A time-lapse camera recorded the entire event, compressing it into a 100-minute film that became a work in its own right.
  • Scientists could take a series of such images to create a ‘movie’ of the changes, analogous to time-lapse photography for slow processes like a flower coming into bloom.
  • I have always enjoyed time-lapse photography - you know, flowers opening, seeds sprouting, clouds racing across the sky as the sun arcs toward the western horizon.

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