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Meaning of “cinema” in the English Dictionary

"cinema" in British English

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cinemanoun

uk   us   /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/
A2 [C] mainly UK (US usually movie theater) a ​theatre where ​peoplepay to ​watchfilms: The ​town no ​longer has a cinema. a cinema ​ticketthe 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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(Definition of cinema from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​movietheater: [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 ​utterlyremarkable.
(Definition of cinema from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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