英 ['sɪnɪmə; -mɑː]
- n. 电影；电影院；电影业，电影制作术
- n. (Cinema)人名；(意)奇内马
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- cinema:  The cinema is so named because it shows moving pictures. The Greek verb for ‘move’ was kīnein (source of English kinetic and, via the related Latin cīre, a range of -cite words, including excite, incite, and recite). Its noun derivative was kínēma ‘movement’, from which in 1896 Auguste and Louis Jean Lumière coined the French term cinématographe for their new invention for recording and showing moving pictures.
This and its abbreviated form cinéma soon entered English, the latter in 1909. In early years the graecized form kinema had some currency in English, but this had virtually died out by the 1940s.
=> cite, excite, kinetic, incite, recite
- cinema (n.)
- 1899, "a movie hall," from French cinéma, shortened from cinématographe "motion picture projector and camera," coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Latinized form of Greek kinemat-, comb. form of kinema "movement," from kinein "to move" (see cite) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "movies collectively, especially as an art form" recorded by 1914. Cinéma vérité is 1963, from French.
- 1. Working with Ford closely, I fell in love with the cinema.
- 2. Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
- 3. Many cinema-goers were stunned by the film's violent and tragic end.
- 4. I prefer going to the cinema to watching TV.
- 5. I can't remember the last time we went to the cinema.
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