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cin·e·ma

 (sĭn′ə-mə)
n.
1. A movie theater.
2. Movies collectively, especially when considered as an art form.

[French cinéma, short for cinématographe; see cinematograph.]

cin′e·mat′ic (sĭn′ə-măt′ĭk) adj.
cin′e·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

cinema

(ˈsɪnɪmə)
n
1. (Film) chiefly
a. a place designed for the exhibition of films
b. (as modifier): a cinema seat.
2. (Film) the cinema
a. the art or business of making films
b. films collectively
[C19 (earlier spelling kinema): shortened from cinematograph]
cinematic adj
ˌcineˈmatically adv

cin•e•ma

(ˈsɪn ə mə)

n., pl. -mas.
1. the cinema, motion pictures, as an art or industry.
2. a motion-picture theater.
[1905–10; short for cinematograph]
cin`e•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
cin`e•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cinema - a medium that disseminates moving picturescinema - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
cut-in, insert - (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
MacGuffin, McGuffin - (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot; "the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
silver screen - the film industry
2.cinema - a theater where films are showncinema - a theater where films are shown  
bioscope - a South African movie theater
fleapit - an old shabby movie theater
multiplex - a movie theater than has several different auditoriums in the same building
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"

cinema

noun
1. pictures, movies, picture-house, flicks (slang) They decided to spend an evening at the cinema.
2. films, pictures, movies, big screen (informal), motion pictures, silver screen Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
Quotations
"Photography is truth. The cinema is truth 24 times per second" [Jean-Luc Godard Le Petit Soldat]
"A film must have a beginning, a middle and an end. But not necessarily in that order" [Jean-Luc Godard]
"To wish the movies to be articulate is about as sensible as wishing the drama to be silent" [George Jean Nathan]
"Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union" [Sam Goldwyn]
Translations
سينماسينِما
kino
biograf
kinejo
elokuvaelokuvateatterifilmi
kino
filmmozi
kvikmyndahús
映画館
영화관
kino
biograf
โรงภาพยนตร์
rạp chiếu phim

cinema

[ˈsɪnəmə] (esp Brit)
A. Ncine m
the silent/talking cinemael cine mudo/sonoro
B. CPD cinema complex Ncine m multisalas

cinema

[ˈsɪnɪmɑː] (mainly British) n
(= place) → cinéma m
I'm going to the cinema this evening → Je vais au cinéma ce soir.
(= film) → cinéma mcinema complex (British) ncomplexe m multisalle(s)cinema-going [ˈsɪnɪmɑːgəʊɪŋ] (British) adj
the cinema-going public → le public cinéphile

cinema

n (esp Brit) → Kino nt; (= films collectively also)Film m; at/to the cinemaim/ins Kino

cinema

(esp Brit):
cinema complex
nKinocenter nt
cinemagoer
nKinogänger(in) m(f)
cinema-going
n the popularity of cinemadie Beliebtheit des Kinos
adj the cinema publicdas Kinopublikum, die Kinogänger pl
cinema-loving
adjkinofreudig

cinema

[ˈsɪnəmə] ncinema m inv

cinder

(ˈsində) noun
a piece of burnt coal, wood etc. the cinders in the fireplace.
cine-camera (ˈsinikӕmərə) noun
a camera for taking moving pictures.
cinema (ˈsinəmə) noun
a building in which films are shown. He enjoys going to the cinema but he prefers the theatre.

cinema

سينِما kino biograf Kino κινηματογράφος cine elokuvateatteri cinéma kino cinema 映画館 영화관 bioscoop kino kino cinema кинотеатр biograf โรงภาพยนตร์ sinema rạp chiếu phim 电影院
Cinema 
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