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Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

1. A building in which films are shown, containing at least one auditorium in which an audience watches together.

2. Films produced for viewing by the...

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Cinema

Chérie Rivers.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 2696 words.

Cinema occupies an important social, political, and economic role in numerous African countries. African cinema is not only a medium

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cinema

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

Today, in BrE one can still say that one is going to the cinema to see a film; in

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cinema

George Brandt.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 2505 words.

The cinema has pioneered more innovations in dramatic narrative than either of its fellow media, radio and television. Like

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Cinema

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

The development of cinema was closely linked to Western industrialization. It was exploited in Europe and the United States as

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cinema

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 165 words.

Motion pictures as an industry and artistic pursuit. For much of its history, cinema has been commercially dominated by Hollywood

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cinema

C. D. E. Tolton.

in Encyclopedia of Semiotics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 2588 words.

Semiotic studies of cinema started in France in the 1960s and can be divided into two phases. The earlier phase

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cinema

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

Today, in BrE one can still say that one is going to the cinema to see a film; in

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cinema

Douglas J. Allen.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 584 words.

was the most influential mass medium in the first half of the 20th cent. In world terms, British cinema has

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cinema

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 589 words.

was the most influential mass medium in the first half of the 20th cent. In world terms, British cinema has

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cinema

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 87 words.

[E20th]

A cinema shows moving pictures, and movement is the root idea of the word. The Greek verb kinein ‘to

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