observatory: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ub-zr'vu-tr"?, -t?r"?), [key]
? pl. -ries.
- a place or building equipped and used for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena, esp. a place equipped with a powerful telescope for observing the planets and stars.
- an institution that controls or carries on the work of such a place.
- a place or structure that provides an extensive view; lookout.
- observatory (Thesaurus)