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"dormitory" in British English

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dormitorynoun [C]

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

a ​largeroomcontaining many ​beds, for ​example in a boardingschool
  • dormitory noun [C] (BUILDING)

US (UK hall of residence) a ​largebuilding at a ​college or ​university where ​studentslive
(Definition of dormitory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dormitory" in American English

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dormitorynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɔr·məˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/ (short form dorm,  /dɔrm/ )
a ​largeroom or ​buildingcontaining many ​beds, esp. in a ​college or ​boardingschool
(Definition of dormitory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dormitory" in Business English

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dormitorynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɔːmɪtəri/ (plural dormitories)
an ​area near a town or city where many ​people who ​work in the town or city ​live: We were ​determined to ​build not just dormitories but ​communities.
(Definition of dormitory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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