Meaning of “observatory” in the English Dictionary

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"observatory" in British English

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observatorynoun [ C ]

uk /əbˈzɜː.və.tər.i/ us /əbˈzɝː.və.tɔːr.i/

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  • Since the beginnings of astronomy scientists have been constantly improving telescopes and space observatories to better understand the universe. 

(Definition of “observatory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"observatory" in American English

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observatorynoun [ C ]

us /əbˈzɜr·vəˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

a building equipped for studying the planets and the stars

(Definition of “observatory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)