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homeroom

[hohm-room, -roo m] /ˈhoʊmˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a classroom in which pupils in the same grade or division of a grade meet at certain times under the supervision of a teacher, who takes attendance and administers other school business.
2.
(in an elementary school) the classroom in which pupils in the same grade or division of a grade receive instruction in all subjects except those requiring special facilities.
3.
the pupils in a particular homeroom.
Also, home room.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; home + room
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British Dictionary definitions for home-room

homeroom

/ˈhəʊmˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun (US)
1.
a room in a school used by a particular group of students as a base for registration, notices, etc
2.
a group of students who use the same room as a base in school
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Word Origin and History for home-room

homeroom

n.

in the U.S. schools sense, 1915, from home (n.) + room (n.).

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