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English definition of “dormitory”

dormitory

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɔː.mɪ.tər.i/ us    /ˈdɔːr.mə.tɔːr-/ (informal dorm)

dormitory noun [C] (ROOM)

UK a large room containing many beds, especially in a boarding school or university

dormitory noun [C] (BUILDING)

US a large building at a college or university where students live
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