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museum

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noun mu·se·um \myu̇-ˈzē-əm\

Simple Definition of museum

  • : a building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific or historical objects) are collected and shown to the public

Full Definition of museum

  1. :  an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value; also :  a place where objects are exhibited

Examples of museum

  1. a museum of natural history

  2. <a trip to the Museum of Natural History>



Origin of museum

Latin Museum place for learned occupation, from Greek Mouseion, from neuter of Mouseios of the Muses, from Mousa


First Known Use: 1672

Rhymes with museum




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