ETYM Latin scaena, scena, Greek skene a covered place, a tent, a stage.
1. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film; SYN. shot.
2. A subdivision of an act of a play.
3. An incident (real or imaginary).
4. The graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; SYN. view.
5. The place where some action occurs.
In a play, a subdivision of an act, marking a change of location or mood, or, for example, the entrance of an important character. A scene is roughly the equivalent of a chapter in a book. Traditionally changes of scene were marked by changes of props (properties); hence the term “scenery”.