plural realgymnasiums
or realgymnasia
: a German secondary school that prepares students for the university, that offers Latin but no Greek, and that typically emphasizes sciences and modern languages compare gymnasium

Word History


German, from real objective, practical (from Late Latin realis real, actual) + gymnasium

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“Realgymnasium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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