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homeroom

or home room

[ hohm-room, -room ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌrum, -ˌrʊm /
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noun

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.

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Origin of homeroom

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; home + room
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British Dictionary definitions for homeroom

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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