Meaning of “dormitory” in the English Dictionary

"dormitory" in British English

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(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 large room or building containing many beds, esp. in a college or boarding school

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"dormitory" in Business English

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dormitorynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔːmɪtəri/ us 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.

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