• (America) IPA: /dʒɪmˈneɪ.zi.əm/

gymnasium (plural gymnasia)

  1. (formal) A large room or building for indoor sports.
  2. A type of secondary school in some European countries which typically prepares students for university.
  3. (historical) A public place or building where Ancient Greek youths took exercise, with running and wrestling grounds, baths, and halls for conversation.
  • (large room or building for indoor sports) gym
  • (type of secondary school) prep school, college prep school
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