cinema [sin-uh-muh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Chiefly British. motion picture. the cinema, motion pictures collectively, as an art. Chiefly British. a motion-picture theater.

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  • Origin of cinema First recorded in 1895–1900; short for cinematograph Related formscin·e·mat·ic [sin-uh-mat-ik] /ˌsɪn əˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivecin·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·cin·e·mat·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cinematically Contemporary Examples of cinematically

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  • British Dictionary definitions for cinematically cinema noun mainly British

    1. a place designed for the exhibition of films
    2. (as modifier)a cinema seat

    the cinema

    1. the art or business of making films
    2. films collectively

    Derived Formscinematic (ˌsɪnɪˈmætɪk), adjectivecinematically, adverbWord Origin for cinema C19 (earlier spelling kinema): shortened from cinematograph Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for cinematically cinema n.

    1899, “a movie hall,” from French cinéma, shortened from cinématographe “motion picture projector and camera,” coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Latinized form of Greek kinemat-, comb. form of kinema “movement,” from kinein “to move” (see cite) + graphein “to write” (see -graphy). Meaning “movies collectively, especially as an art form” recorded by 1914. Cinéma vérité is 1963, from French.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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