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n. arena, stadium, playhouse (alternate spelling for theater)

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Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe").

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1. a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
(synonym) theater, house
(hypernym) building, edifice
(hyponym) arena theater, theater in the round
(part-meronym) box office, ticket office, ticket booth
(classification) dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater
2. the art of writing and producing plays
(synonym) dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater
(hypernym) communication, communicating
(hyponym) stage
(part-meronym) dramatic composition, dramatic work
(class) upstage
3. a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
(synonym) field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre of operations
(hypernym) region
(part-holonym) theater of war, theatre of war
(part-meronym) combat zone, combat area
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine

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nm. theater, playhouse; stage

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n. divadlo; dramatické umění

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