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[hohm-room, -roo m] /ˈhoʊmˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
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.
(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.
the pupils in a particular homeroom.
Also, home room.
Origin of homeroom
1910-15, Americanism; home + room Unabridged
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Examples from the web for homeroom
  • Students of a specific homeroom teacher or a set of homeroom teachers may be selected for reporting.
  • The six control teachers received no training and conducted guidance activities in the homeroom periods.
British Dictionary definitions for homeroom


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

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

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