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time-lapse

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈtaɪm.læps/ us  
used to refer to a method of filming very slow actions by taking a series of single pictures over a period of time and then putting them together to show the action happening very quickly: time-lapse photography a time-lapse camera/sequence
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