• Gymnasium

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /dʒɪmˈneɪziəm/

    Origin

    From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnasion, "exercise, school"), from γυμνός ("naked"), because Greek athletes trained naked.

    Full definition of gymnasium

    Noun

    gymnasium

    (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums)
    1. A large room or building for indoor sports.
    2. A type of secondary school in some European countries which typically prepares students for university.

    Synonyms

    • (type of secondary school) prep school, college prep school

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