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noun uk   /ˈpleɪ.ɡraʊnd/ us  
A2 [C] an area designed for children to play in outside, especially at a schoolPlay areas for children [S] a place where a particular group of people enjoy themselves: This area of the coast is the playground of the rich and famous.Public entertainment venues [C] US for recreation groundPlay areas for children
(Definition of playground from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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