cinema

[sin-uh-muh]
noun
1.
Chiefly British, motion picture.
2.
the cinema, motion pictures collectively, as an art.
3.
Chiefly British. a motion-picture theater.

Origin:
1895–1900; short for cinematograph

cinematic [sin-uh-mat-ik] , adjective
cinematically, adverb
uncinematic, adjective
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cinema (ˈsɪnɪmə)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit)
 a.  a place designed for the exhibition of films
 b.  (as modifier): a cinema seat
2.  the cinema
 a.  the art or business of making films
 b.  films collectively
 
[C19 (earlier spelling kinema): shortened from cinematograph]
 
cinematic
 
adj
 
cine'matically
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

cinema
1899, "a movie hall," from Fr. cinéma, shortened from cinématographe, coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Gk. kinema "movement," from kinein "to move" (see cite). Meaning "movies collectively, especially as an art form" first recorded 1918.
Cinéma vérité is 1963, from Fr.; Cinerama, proprietary name, is from 1951.
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Example sentences
Likewise, cinema convinces us that dialogue comes from the actors' mouths
  rather than the surrounding speakers.
But if you know where to look, there are ways to get your fix of world cinema.
One of the landmark films in cinema can now be seen in color.
Digital cinema offers a better picture and bigger sound than traditional film.
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