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[klas-room, -roo m, klahs-] /ˈklæsˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈklɑs-/
a room, as in a school or college, in which classes are held.
any place where one learns or gains experience:
The sea is the sailor's classroom.
Origin of classroom
1865-70, Americanism; class + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the classroom the instructor is the "coach" of the game and she is the person with whom to talk.

  • This game is suitable for playground, gymnasium or classroom.

  • My classroom attendance had been very spasmodic; what little studying I did was only to keep peace with my family.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • I suppose Mary, poor innocent, asked her the way to the classroom.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Down the hall, classroom doors opened and several teachers looked out.

    Baartock Lewis Roth
British Dictionary definitions for classroom


/ˈklɑːsˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room in which classes are conducted, esp in a school or college
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for classroom

also class-room, 1811, from class (n.) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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