playground

[pley-ground]
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:
1770–80; play + ground1

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playground (ˈpleɪˌɡraʊnd)
 
n
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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Playground definition


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

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playground

controlled setting for children's play. This institutionalized environment consists of a planned, enclosed space with play equipment that encourages children's motor development

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Example sentences
In addition to the splash pad area, the park is home to a dry playground.
The indoor play area is equipped with activity simulators, a skating rink, a
  playground and a concession stand.
Recreation includes a swimming pool, playground and trails for horseback riding
  and hiking.
There was an old door in this playground, on which the boys had a custom of
  carving their names.
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