class·​room | \-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Definition of classroom 

: a place where classes meet

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The training is a mix of classroom and field work, with a heavy focus on the basics of care management and client engagement. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Hospitals Hire Frontline Workers to Improve Care, Trim Costs," 22 Nov. 2018 Indeed, much of instructor Rafael Garces' classroom curriculum would be familiar to attendees at a racing school. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Forget lap times; this car control class makes teen drivers safer," 6 Nov. 2018 Junior Ryan Kenyon told The Charlotte Observer that after the shooting, students were told to go to the nearest classroom and remain quiet. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Butler High School Kept Classes in Session the Day a Fatal Shooting Happened," 29 Oct. 2018 In her soul-searching, Kloss found her way back to the classroom. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Karlie Kloss Gets Candid About Politics, Her Relationship, and Women in Tech," 11 Sep. 2018 Teachers can place active volcanoes on students’ desks or show spinning ladders of DNA reaching to classroom ceilings. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Google is adding ARCore support to the Chromebook Tab 10 with Classroom updates," 7 Aug. 2018 Our main request was door upgrades: automatically locking classroom doors, with pass-card access, and PIN pad and ID access for exterior doors. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "The Popular Mechanics Guide to Safer Schools," 1 Aug. 2018 West Aurora District 129 students return to the classroom Aug. 16. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "New principal for Aurora elementary school," 11 July 2018 Students get acclimated to Texas classrooms for one year at the campus and then move to a neighborhood campus. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "'After the headlines have faded,' they will be the first to see immigrant children's trauma," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of classroom

1777, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of classroom

: a room where classes are taught in a school, college, or university


class·​room | \ˈklas-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of classroom

: a room where classes are held in a school

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