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observatory

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noun ob·ser·va·to·ry \əb-ˈzər-və-ˌtȯr-ē\

Simple Definition of observatory

  • : a special building for studying stars, planets, weather, etc. : a building from which scientists study and watch the sky

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of observatory

plural observatories

  1. 1 :  a building or place given over to or equipped for observation of natural phenomena (as in astronomy); also :  an institution whose primary purpose is making such observations

  2. 2 :  a situation or structure commanding a wide view


OBSERVATORY Defined for Kids

observatory

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noun ob·ser·va·to·ry \əb-ˈzər-və-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of observatory for Students

plural ob·ser·va·to·ries

  1. :  a place that has instruments for making observations (as of the stars)





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