Definition of Cinema

1. Noun. A medium that disseminates moving pictures. "Film coverage of sporting events"

Exact synonyms: Celluloid, Film
Examples of category: Cut-in, Insert, Macguffin, Mcguffin
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production, Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Generic synonyms: Medium
Specialized synonyms: Silver Screen
Derivative terms: Cinematic, Film, Film



2. Noun. A theater where films are shown.
Exact synonyms: Movie House, Movie Theater, Movie Theatre, Picture Palace
Specialized synonyms: Bioscope, Fleapit, Multiplex
Generic synonyms: House, Theater, Theatre

Definition of Cinema

1. Noun. (context: countable) a film ¹

2. Noun. (context: countable) a movie theatre, a movie house ¹

3. Noun. (film uncountable) film or movies as a group ¹

4. Noun. (film uncountable) the film and movie industry ¹

5. Noun. (film uncountable) the art of making films and movies ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cinema

1. a motion-picture theater [n -S]

Cinema Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinema

cineaste
cineastes
cineasts
cinecamera
cinecameras
cinefaction
cinefilm
cinefilming
cinefilms
cinefluorography
cinefluoroscopy
cinegastroscopy
cinegenic
cineliteracy
cineliterate
cinema (current term)
cinema verite
cinemagoer
cinemagoers
cinemagoing
cinemalike
cinemaphotographer
cinemaphotographers
cinemaphotography
cinemas
cinemascope
cinematheque
cinematheques
cinematherapy
cinematic

Literary usage of Cinema

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theatre, the Drama, the Girls by George Jean Nathan (1921)
"§82 The cinema.—The circumstance that the human voice is lacking from ... They cannot confound the artistic pretensions of the cinema with such an argument. ..."

2. Problem Solving for Tomorrow's World: First Measures of Cross-Curricular by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"A correct performance on cinema Outing, Question 2 corresponds to Level 1 on ... This problem is about finding a suitable time and date to go to the cinema. ..."

3. The Praxis of Alain Badiou by Paul Ashton, A J Bartlett, Justin Clemens (2006)
"Clearly then a novel cinematic thought—an 'artistic' cinema (or rather one ... Badiou thus implicitly argues that an artistic cinema would constitute a ..."

4. The Western Front by Muirhead Bone (1917)
"THE cinema ON A BATTLESHIP A relaxation immensely popular and quite easy for the handy men, who abound in the Navy, to equip and run. Being their own child, ..."

5. The Art of Photoplay Making by Victor Oscar Freeburg (1918)
"CHAPTER II THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE cinema AUDIENCE THE manufacturer of photoplays studies his audience ..."

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