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noun     theatre pronunciation in British English
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  1. 3
    [uncountable] plays considered as entertainment or art

    a compelling piece of theatre

    the theatre:

    I’ve always loved the theatre.

  2. 4
    [countable/uncountable] British a room in a hospital used for medical operations. The American word is operating room

    He’s in theatre at the moment.

  3. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] an area where there is fighting during a war
    theatre of war/operations:

    the extension of the theatre of war to south-eastern Europe

  4. 6
    [countable] American a cinema
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