class·​room | \ ˈklas-ˌrüm How to pronounce classroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of classroom

: a place where classes meet

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The only county where classrooms were open was Putnam, where school parking lots were nearly empty, anyway. John Raby, The Seattle Times, "Despite bill’s demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day," 20 Feb. 2019 In Jennifer Garner’s elementary school classroom is a cute kid, who is the film’s most obvious rip-off of Love, Actually. Chloe Angyal, Marie Claire, "The Only Thing Worse Than Valentine's Day Is Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2019 Some say all children gain from mixed-ability classrooms, where top students can learn from helping those who struggle. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Gifted Programs in High-Poverty Districts Aim to Create Pipeline to Opportunity," 9 Feb. 2019 Nonprofits rely on that extra bit of cash to provide paper and pens to classrooms, or print an additional banner or two. Linda Davis Taylor, SELF, "How to Use Money as an Extension of Your Political Voice," 6 Nov. 2018 The best part is that both experiments can easily be replicated in the classroom, making the water bottle flipping trick more than just a short-lived fad. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Physics holds the key to performing the flipping water bottle trick," 8 Oct. 2018 Eighty-nine people were asked to communicate with a Nao robot, an adorable companion bot which are used in marketing, classrooms, and even working to help autistic children develop social skills. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Robots Can Be Pretty Convincing When They Ask You Not to Shut Them Down," 3 Aug. 2018 The company has also said how well suited the tablet is to classrooms, thanks to its smaller size and lower price. Hayley Tsukayama,, "Microsoft Shrinks The Surface To A Purse-Friendly Size," 11 July 2018 Parents and school directors say the training commitment would be disproportionate to the amount of time parents spend helping in classrooms, which administrators said equals about three to six hours a month. Debbie Truong, Washington Post, "Parents fear proposed regulations could jeopardize co-op preschools in Virginia," 10 July 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 How to pronounce classroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of classroom

: a room where classes are held in a school

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