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Noun: cinema  si-nu-mu [N. Amer], 'si-nu,maa or si-nu-mu [Brit]
  1. A theatre where films are shown
    - movie theater [US], movie theatre [N. Amer], movie house [N. Amer], picture palace [US], picture house [Brit], flicks [Brit], pictures [Brit]
     
  2. A medium that disseminates moving pictures
    "this story would be good cinema";
    - film, celluloid
Noun: cinéma vérité
  1. A movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director

Derived forms: cinemas

Type of: film, flick, house, medium, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show, theater [US], theatre

Encyclopedia: Cinema, Contemporary - Japan