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Meaning of conservatory

con•serv•a•to•ry

Pronunciation: (kun-sûr'vu-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ries,
—n.
  1. a school giving instruction in one or more of the fine or dramatic arts; specifically, a school of music.
  2. a greenhouse, usually attached to a dwelling, for growing and displaying plants.
  3. a place where things are preserved.
—adj.
  1. serving or adapted to conserve; preservative.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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