or cin·é

[sin-ee, sin-ey]


a film; motion picture.
a motion-picture theater.

Origin of cine

First recorded in 1895–1900; short for cinema


a combining form meaning “motion picture,” used in the formation of compound words: cineradiograph.

Origin of cine-

extracted from cinema Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cine


combining form

indicating motion picture or cinemacine camera; cinephotography
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Word Origin and History for cine

abbreviation of cinema used in compounds or as a stand-alone, 1928, perhaps partly from French ciné (1917).

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Medicine definitions for cine



Motion picture:cineangiography.
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