Etymology
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cinematic (adj.)

1914, "of or pertaining to movies," from French cinématique (by 1902), from cinéma (see cinema). Earlier (1883) it was a variant form of kinematic (see kinematics). Related: Cinematically.

updated on December 08, 2017

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Definitions of cinematic from WordNet

cinematic (adj.)
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the cinema;
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