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Differences between British and American English: theatre
In both the UK and the US, a theatre is a place where people watch plays or other performances. In the US, you can also use theater or movie theater to mean a place that shows films. In the UK, you see a film at a cinema.
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …