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  1. cin·e·ma
    IPA[ˈsinəmə]
  2. noun

    • 1. a theater where movies are shown for public entertainment; a movie theater:

      I was weaned on a diet of Hollywood fantasy at my local cinema I never go to the cinema
      Synonym : movie theater, movie house, cineplex, fleapit, picture palace, picture theater, bioscope, nickelodeon, the pictures, the movies, the flicks
    • 2. the production of movies as an art or industry:

      the history of American cinema
      Synonym : films, pictures, movies, motion pictures, the big screen, the silver screen
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: cinema, plural noun: cinemas

    • noun

      a theatre where films are shown for public entertainment.

      the production of films as an art or industry:

    • noun

      a style of filmmaking characterized by realistic, typically documentary motion pictures that avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment.

      motion pictures made in the style of cinéma-vérité collectively.

    • noun

      a style of film-making characterized by realistic, typically documentary films which avoid artificiality and artistic effect and are generally made with simple equipment.
    • noun

      television and video equipment designed to reproduce at home the experience of being in a cinema, typically including stereo speakers and a widescreen set.
    • noun

      a type of organ specially adapted for use in cinemas, typically having extra percussion stops and other effects.
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