Pronunciation: ( jim-nā'zē-um), [key]
—pl. -si•ums, -si•aPronunciation: (-zē-u, -zhu). [key]
1. a building or room designed and equipped for indoor sports, exercise, or physical education.
2. a place where Greek youths met for exercise and discussion.
Pronunciation: (gim•nä'zē•um), [key]
—pl. -si•ums, -si•aPronunciation: (-zē-u). [key]
(often cap.) (in continental Europe, esp. Germany) a classical school preparatory to the universities.
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