In fiction, a scene is a unit of drama. A sequel is what follows; an aftermath. Together, scene and sequel provide the building blocks of plot for short stories, novels, and other forms of fiction.

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  1. The location of an event that attracts attention.
    the scene of the crime
  2. The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.
    They stood in the centre of the scene.
  3. The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play; as, to paint scenes; to shift the scenes; to go behind the scenes.
  4. So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.
    The play is divided into three acts, and in total twenty-five scenes.
    The most moving scene is the final one, where he realizes he has wasted his whole life.
    There were some very erotic scenes in the movie, although it was not classified as pornography.
  5. The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.
  6. An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.
    He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.
  7. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
  8. An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.
    They saw an angry scene outside the pub.
    ''The crazy lady made a scene in the grocery store.
  9. An element of fiction writing.
  10. A social environment consisting of an informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity; a subculture.
    She got into the emo scene at an early age.


  1. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

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