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"cinema" in British English

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cinemanoun

uk   /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/ us   /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/
A2 [C] mainly UK US usually movie theater a theatre where people pay to watch films: The town no longer has a cinema. a cinema ticket
the cinema C1 mainly UK US usually the movies
the business of making films: He was well known for his work in the cinema.
go to the cinema US also go to the movies
to go to watch a film

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cinemanoun [C/U]

us   /ˈsɪn·ə·mə/
movies, or the art or business of making movies: [U] Her lectures on the cinema were very interesting.
esp. CdnBr A cinema is also a movie theater: [C] We’d already been to the local cinema twice that week.
cinematic
adjective us   /ˌsɪn·əˈmæt̬·ɪk/
The cinematic effects in this film are utterly remarkable.
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