Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


noun

an association whose membership is comprised of thousands of professionals in cinema production, established in 1927 and primarily known for the annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. Abbreviation: AMPAS

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Also called the Academy, the Mo·tion Pic·ture A·cad·e·my .

Origin of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

First recorded in 1925–30

pronunciation note for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The long official name of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [uh-kad-uh-mee uhv moh-shuhn pik-cher ahrtsuhn sahy-uhn-siz] /əˈkæd ə mi ʌv ˈmoʊ ʃən ˈpɪk tʃər ˈɑrts ən ˈsaɪ ən sɪz/ is commonly shortened to simply the Academy [theeuh-kad-uh-mee] /ði əˈkæd ə mi/ or to the abbreviation AMPAS. Some speakers pronounce the abbreviation [am-puhs]. /ˈæm pəs/. However, this shorter pronunciation appears to be rare.

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