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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A movie theater.
  • noun Movies collectively, especially when considered as an art form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the art of creating motion pictures; ; -- often used in the phrase the cinema.
  • noun a theater where motion pictures are shown.
  • noun Chiefly Brit. same as motion picture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable a film
  • noun countable a movie theatre, a movie house
  • noun film, uncountable film or movies as a group
  • noun film, uncountable the film and movie industry
  • noun film, uncountable the art of making films and movies

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
  • noun a theater where films are shown

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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Borrowing from French cinéma, shortening of cinématographe (term coined by the Lumière brothers in the 1890s), from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kinēma, "movement")

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