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lyceum

[ lahy-see-uhm ]
/ laɪˈsi əm /
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Definition of lyceum

noun
an institution for popular education providing discussions, lectures, concerts, etc.
a building for such activities.
(initial capital letter) the gymnasium where Aristotle taught, in ancient Athens.
a lycée.
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Origin of lyceum

First recorded in 1570–80; from Latin Lycēum, Lycīum, from Greek Lýkeion place in Athens, so named from the neighboring temple of Apollo; noun use of neuter of lýkeios, epithet of Apollo, variously explained
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British Dictionary definitions for lyceum (1 of 2)

lyceum
/ (laɪˈsɪəm) /

noun (now chiefly in the names of buildings)
a public building for concerts, lectures, etc
US a cultural organization responsible for presenting concerts, lectures, etc
another word for lycée

British Dictionary definitions for lyceum (2 of 2)

Lyceum
/ (laɪˈsɪəm) /

noun the Lyceum
a school and sports ground of ancient Athens: site of Aristotle's discussions with his pupils
the Aristotelian school of philosophy

Word Origin for Lyceum

from Greek Lukeion, named after a temple nearby dedicated to Apollo Lukeios, an epithet of unknown origin
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