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cinema:see motion picturesmotion pictures,
movie-making as an art and an industry, including its production techniques, its creative artists, and the distribution and exhibition of its products (see also motion picture photography; Motion Picture Cameras under camera).
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
cinemaThe motion picture industry; a movie theater. Cinema refers to commercial movies and documentaries created for theater audiences. See cinema format.
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