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Paragraph 3: Exhibitors, however, wanted to maximize their profits, which they could do more assistance by projecting a handful of films to hundreds of customers at a time (rather than one at a time) and by charging 25 to 50 cents admission. About a year after the opening of the first Kinetoscope parlor in 1894, showmen such as Louis and Auguste Lumiere, Thomas Armat and Charles Francis Jenkins, and Orville and Woodville Latham (with the assistance of Edison's former assistant, William Dickson) perfected projection devices. These early projection devices were used in vaudeville theaters, legitimate theaters, local town halls, makeshift storefront theaters, fairgrounds, and amusement parks to show films to a mass audience. 【OG- Early Cinema】
5.The word “assistance” in the passage is closest in meaning to
1.assistance [əˈsɪstəns] n. 帮助；援助——assist[əˈsɪst] v. 帮助
TOEFL例句：Long and often lyrical descriptions of the different types of ware exist that assist in classifying pots, although these sometimes confuse an already large and complicated picture.——TPO-10: Chinese Pottery
as-=to，如“assessment”（评估；评价）（TPO-13: Methods of Studying Infant Perception） sist=stand，如“consist”（组成；存在于）（TPO-14: Maya Water Problems）
-ance*抽象名词后缀，如“stance”（态度；立场）（TPO-16: Trade and the Ancient Middle East）
英 [əˈsɪstəns]美 [əˈsɪstəns]
If you give someone assistance, you help them do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
Since 1976 he has been operating the shop with the assistance of volunteers...从1976年开始，他就在志愿者的帮助下经营这个店。
If you give someone assistance, you give them information or advice.
Any assistance you could give the police will be greatly appreciated...您提供的任何帮助警方都将万分感谢。
If someone gives a person or country assistance, they help them by giving them money.
...a viable programme of economic assistance...切实可行的经济援助方案
If something is done with the assistance of a particular thing, that thing is helpful or necessary for doing it.
The translations were carried out with the assistance of a medical dictionary.这些翻译是借助一本医学词典完成的。
Someone or something that is of assistance to you is helpful or useful to you.
He was of great assistance to me in researches for my books...在我为写书所作的研究中，他提供了很大的帮助。
6).PHRASE （采取行动）帮助，援助 If you come to someone's assistance, you take action to help them.
They are appealing to the world community to come to Jordan's assistance...他们正在呼吁国际社会向约旦伸出援手。