Museum meaning

myo͝o-zēəm
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The definition of a museum is a building that houses famous works of art, important artifacts and historical objects, or other items of cultural or scientific significance.

The Louvre in Paris, where many famous art works hang including the Mona Lisa, is an example of a museum.

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An institution, building, or room for preserving and exhibiting artistic, historical, or scientific objects.
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A building, place, or institution devoted to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value.
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A top-level Internet domain used by museums and historical societies. The dot-museum name was added in 2000. See Internet domain name.
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Pronounced dot museum.The generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) reserved exclusively for the museum community. This domain was created in 2002 under the sponsorship of the Museum Domain Management Association. See also gTLD, Internet, and sponsored domain.
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Origin of museum

  • Latin Mūsēum from Greek Mouseion shrine of the Muses from Mouseios of the Muses from Mousa Muse men-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin mÅ«sÄ“um (“library, study"), from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon), shrine of the Muses (Μοῦσα (Moûsa)).

    From Wiktionary