designating or of a technique of photographing a slow process, as the growth of a plant, on film by exposing single frames at widely spaced intervals: the developed film is projected at regular speed to show the entire process greatly sped up
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Of, using, or being a technique that photographs a naturally slow process, such as plant growth, on movie film at intervals, so that continuous projection of the frames gives an accelerated view of the process.