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auditorium

noun au·di·to·ri·um \ˌ-də-ˈtr-ē-əm\

: a large room or building where people gather to watch a performance, hear a speech, etc.

: the part of a building (such as a theater) where an audience sits

plural au·di·to·riums or au·di·to·ria\-ē-ə\

Full Definition of AUDITORIUM

1
:  the part of a public building where an audience sits
2
:  a room, hall, or building used for public gatherings
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Examples of AUDITORIUM

  1. <will hold the town meeting in the high school auditorium>

Origin of AUDITORIUM

Latin, literally, lecture room
First Known Use: 1640

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AUDITORIA Defined for Kids

auditorium

noun au·di·to·ri·um \ˌ-də-ˈtr-ē-əm\

Definition of AUDITORIUM for Kids

1
:  the part of a building where an audience sits
2
:  a hall where people gather as an audience

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