Simple Definition of cinema
: the film industry
: the art or technique of making movies
: a movie theater
Examples of cinema in a sentence
a student of French cinema
We drove by the cinema to see what was playing.
Origin of cinema
short for cinematograph
First Known Use: 1909
CINEMA Defined for Kids
Definition of cinema for Students
1 : a movie theater <What's playing at the cinema?>
2 : the movie industry <She had a long career in the cinema.>
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