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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animation technique wherein physical objects are slightly altered and photographed one picture at a time to give an illusion of movement when displayed in sequence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mech., a device for automatically arresting the motion of an engine or a machine, when from any cause it is necessary to stop suddenly to prevent injury to the machine or material.


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