museum

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noun mu·se·um \ myu̇-ˈzē-əm \

Definition of museum

:an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value
  • American Museum of Natural History
; also :a place where objects are exhibited
  • an art museum

Examples of museum in a Sentence

  1. a museum of natural history

  2. a trip to the Museum of Natural History

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Origin and Etymology of museum

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

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MUSEUM Defined for English Language Learners

museum

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Definition of museum for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MUSEUM Defined for Kids

museum

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noun mu·se·um \ myu̇-ˈzē-əm \

Definition of museum for Students

:a building in which objects of interest or value are displayed
  • an art museum
  • a museum of science


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