Gymnasium meaning

jĭm-nāzē-əm
An academic high school in some central European countries, especially Germany, that prepares students for the university.
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A room or building equipped for physical training and athletic games and sports.
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A room or building equipped for indoor sports.
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In Germany and some other European countries, a secondary school for students preparing to enter a university.
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The definition of a gymnasium is a room in a building meant for sports or athletic activities.

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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A large room or building for indoor sports.
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A type of secondary school in some European countries which typically prepares students for university.
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Origin of gymnasium

  • Latin school from Greek gumnasion from gumnazein to exercise naked from gumnos naked nogw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnasion, “exercise, school”), from γυμνός (gumnos, “naked”), because Greek athletes trained naked.

    From Wiktionary