The definition of a gymnasium is a room in a building meant for sports or athletic activities.(noun)
An example of a gymnasium is the room in a school where kids go for physical education and get to play basketball and other sports.
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Origin: L < Gr gymnasion, place for exercising < gymnazein, to train naked < gymnos, naked, stripped < IE base *nogw- > naked, L nudus
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noun pl. gym·na·si·ums or gym·na·si·a (-zē-ə)
Origin: Latin, school
Origin: , from Greek gumnasion
Origin: , from gumnazein, to exercise naked
Origin: , from gumnos, naked; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.
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