Meaning of gymnasium

gym•na•si•um

Pronunciation: ( jim-nā'zē-um), [key]
— pl. -si•ums, -si•a
  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.

gym•na•si•um

Pronunciation: (gim•nä'zē•um), [key]
— pl. -si•ums, -si•a
  1. (often cap.) (in continental Europe, esp. Germany) a classical school preparatory to the universities.
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