mise en scène (mēz′ äɴ sĕn)
n. pl. mises en scène(mēz′ äɴ sĕn)
a. The arrangement of performers and properties on a stage for a theatrical production or before the camera in a film.
b. A stage setting.
2. Physical environment; surroundings.
[French, putting on stage : mise, putting (from Old French, from feminine of mis, past participle of mettre, to put, from Latin mittere, to send off) + en, on + scène, stage; see SCENE.]
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