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noun cinema pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪnəmə/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a building where you pay to go and watch a film. The usual American word is movie theater

    a 10-screen cinema

    go to the cinema:

    We went to the cinema last night.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the business of making films, or the films that are made

    He retired after 40 years in cinema.

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