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[klas-room, -roo m, klahs-]
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  1. a room, as in a school or college, in which classes are held.
  2. any place where one learns or gains experience: The sea is the sailor's classroom.
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Origin of classroom

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; class + room
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  1. a room in which classes are conducted, esp in a school or college
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Word Origin and History for classroom


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

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