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museum

[ myoo-zee-uhm ]
/ myuˈzi əm /
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noun

a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed.

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Origin of museum

1605–15; <Latin mūsēum place sacred to the Muses, building devoted to learning or the arts (referring especially to the scholarly institute founded in Alexandria about 280 b.c.) <Greek Mouseîon, equivalent to Moûs(a) Muse + -eion suffix of place
in·ter·mu·se·um, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for museum

museum
/ (mjuːˈzɪəm) /

noun

a place or building where objects of historical, artistic, or scientific interest are exhibited, preserved, or studied
C17: via Latin from Greek Mouseion home of the Muses, from Mousa Muse
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