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playground

[pley-ground] /ˈpleɪˌgraʊnd/
noun
1.
an area used for outdoor play or recreation, especially by children, and often containing recreational equipment such as slides and swings.
2.
Informal. any place, environment, or facility used for recreation or amusement, as a resort:
The tropical island is an international playground for the rich.
3.
an arena of operation or activity.
Origin of playground
1770-1780
1770-80; play + ground1
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playground

/ˈpleɪˌɡraʊnd/
noun
1.
an outdoor area for children's play, esp one having swings, slides, etc, or adjoining a school
2.
a place or region particularly popular as a sports or holiday resort
3.
a sphere of activity: reading was his private playground
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Word Origin and History for playground
n.

1780, from play (v.) + ground (n.). Old English had plegstow "village sports ground," literally "place for play."

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playground in Technology


A visual language for children, developed for Apple's Vivarium Project. OOPSLA 89 or 90?

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