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scene/ˈsiːn/noun
pluralscenes
scene
/ˈsiːn/
noun
pluralscenes
Learner's definition of SCENE  
[count] 
: a division of an act in a play during which the action takes place in a single place without a break in time
   b  : a part of a play, movie, story, etc., in which a particular action or activity occurs
[count]  : a view or sight that looks like a picture
[count]  : the place of an event or action — often + of
[count]  : an occurrence in which someone becomes angry and loud in a noticeable way in a public place — usually singular
[noncount] 
: a particular area of activity that involves many people
   b  : someone's usual area of activity or surroundings : the place where someone lives, works, etc. — used in the phrase change of scene
[count]  : something that happens : an event or occurrence — often + of

behind the scenes

: in or into a private or secret place where things are done without being seen or known by the public
— see also behind-the-scenes

enter the scene

— see enter

on the scene

— used to say that someone or something is or has become an important part of a situation, activity, etc.
— see also scene 3 (above)

set the scene

: to give someone information that is needed to understand something
: to create the conditions in which something can happen
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