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amphitheatre

noun [C] uk mainly UK (US usually amphitheater)   /ˈæm.fɪˌθɪə.tər/ us    /-fəˌθiː.ə.t̬ɚ/
a circular or oval area of ground around which rows of seats are arranged on a steep slope, for watching plays, sports, etc. outsideSports venuesPublic entertainment venues a large hall for lectures in which the rows of seats are arranged on a slope
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