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or home room

[hohm-room, -roo m]
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  1. 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.
  2. (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.
  3. 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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Related Words

division, room, grade, study, course, session, seminar, subject, subdivision, form, academy, section, recitation, colloquium, line, homeroom, seminary

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noun US
  1. a room in a school used by a particular group of students as a base for registration, notices, etc
  2. 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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