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Noun: theater  thee-u-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: theatre)
  1. (dramaturgy) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    "the theater was full";
    - theatre, house
  2. The art of writing and producing plays
    - dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theatre
  3. (military) a region in which active military operations are in progress
    "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"; "the army was in the theater of operations awaiting action";
    - field, field of operations, theater of operations [US], theatre, theatre of operations

Derived forms: theaters

Type of: building, communicating, communication, edifice, region

Part of: theater of war [US], theatre of war

Encyclopedia: Theater