behind the scenes

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scene

(sēn)
n.
1. Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect.
2. The place where an action or event occurs: the scene of the crime.
3. The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.
4.
a. A subdivision of an act in a dramatic presentation in which the setting is fixed and the time continuous.
b. A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
5. A section of a narrative in which the action is depicted through detail and dialogue as if it is occurring in real time: The editor felt the story had too much summary and suggested that the author add more scenes.
6.
a. The scenery and properties for a dramatic presentation.
b. A theater stage.
7. A real or fictitious episode, especially when described.
8. A public display of passion or temper: tried not to make a scene.
9.
a. A sphere of activity: observers of the political scene.
b. Slang A situation or set of circumstances: a bad scene; a wild scene.
Idiom:
behind the scenes
1. Backstage.
2. Out of public view; in secret.

[French scène, stage, from Middle French, from Latin scaena, ultimately (possibly via Etruscan), from Greek skēnē, tent, building or construction serving as the background for a stage, perhaps originally meaning "shelter providing shade" and akin to Greek skiā, shade.]

behind the scenes

Out of the public view; from the theater, in which events in a play were sometimes intended to have taken place without being shown to the audience.
Translations
خَلْف الكَواليس
za scénou
bag kulisserne
kulissza: a kulisszák mögött
bakviî tjöldin
za scénou
el altındangizlice

scene

(siːn) noun
1. the place where something real or imaginary happens. A murderer sometimes revisits the scene of his crime; The scene of this opera is laid/set in Switzerland.
2. an incident etc which is seen or remembered. He recalled scenes from his childhood.
3. a show of anger. I was very angry but I didn't want to make a scene.
4. a view of a landscape etc. The sheep grazing on the hillside made a peaceful scene.
5. one part or division of a play etc. The hero died in the first scene of the third act of the play.
6. the setting or background for a play etc. Scene-changing must be done quickly.
7. a particular area of activity. the academic/business scene.
ˈscenery noun
1. the painted background for a play etc on a stage. The scenery looked rather shabby.
2. the general appearance of a landscape etc. beautiful scenery.
ˈscenic adjective
1. of scenery, real or theatrical. clever scenic effects in the film.
2. having beautiful scenery. a scenic highway.
behind the scenes
out of sight of the audience or public.
come on the scene
to arrive. We were enjoying ourselves till she came on the scene.

scenery is never used in the plural.