cinema

[sin-uh-muh]
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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
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cinema

noun
  1. mainly British
    1. a place designed for the exhibition of films
    2. (as modifier)a cinema seat
  2. the cinema
    1. the art or business of making films
    2. films collectively
Derived Formscinematic (ˌsɪnɪˈmætɪk), adjectivecinematically, adverb

Word Origin for cinema

C19 (earlier spelling kinema): shortened from cinematograph
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Word Origin and History for cinematic
adj.

1914, in the movies sense, from French cinématique (1917), from cinéma (see cinema). Related: 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.

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