Dialogue-Free movie

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What is it understood for a dialogue-free movie?

Maybe a movie which dialogues are improvised in?

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Much more likely to be one in which there is no dialogue at all.

So, please, data-free means "no data at all", or in this case it means "free data, data that's not payable." How many meanings has the suffix "-free" ?
 

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You really have to put these into context. Give some examples of sentences in which you find them.
 

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Much more likely to be one in which there is no dialogue at all.

I agree, but with one reservation. The normal term for movies made before the introduction of sound and lip-syncing is 'silent movie'. Perhaps someone using the term 'dialogue-free movie' would be referring to a modern movie that just didn't have dialogue - perhaps a 'short'; or something like Disney's Fantasia, which had sound but not dialogue.

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You really have to put these into context. Give some examples of sentences in which you find them.

I've found it at the following sentence talking on mobiles: "It's provided data-free to the consumer."

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I've found it at the following sentence talking on mobiles: "It's provided data-free to the consumer."

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This looks like a marketing usage. It sounds as if the mobile telephony provider is offering some service that, although it involves downloading some data - say, a weather forecast - does not affect that subscriber's normal fee for downloading data; perhaps their contract allows the downloading of 1Gb a month free, and after that they have to pay - the service advertised doesn't affect that month's credit. (I don't know for sure, I'm not much of a mobile phone user. But it sounds to me like the sort of offering such companies would make.)

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