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museum

Syllabification: mu·se·um
Pronunciation: /myo͞oˈzēəm
 
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Definition of museum in English:

noun

A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited.
Example sentences
  • Yet public interest in visiting such museums and historical sites is not always so keen.
  • Often the museums are set in buildings that have as much interest as the things they contain.
  • The software will be of interest to schools and museums, as well as town planners.

Origin

early 17th century (denoting a university building, specifically one erected at Alexandria by Ptolemy Soter): via Latin from Greek mouseion 'seat of the Muses', based on mousa 'muse'.

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