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Dictionary definition for: Scene

1. (n) the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime"

2. (n) an incident (real or imaginary) "their parting was a sad scene"

3. (n) the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

4. (n) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

5. (n) a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable" "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

6. (n) a subdivision of an act of a play; "the first act has three scenes"

7. (n) a display of bad temper; "he had a fit" "she threw a tantrum" "he made a scene"

8. (n) graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life" "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"

9. (n) the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

10. (n) the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"

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