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library

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.brər.i/ /-brer.i/
A2 a building, room, or organization that has a collection, especially of books, for people to read or borrow, usually without payment: a public/university library a library book a collection or set of books or other things, all produced in the same style or about the same subject: the Penguin Shakespeare Library
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in Arabic مَكْتَبة…
in Korean 도서관…
in Malaysian perpustakaan…
in French bibliothèque…
in Turkish kütüphane, kitaplık…
in Italian biblioteca…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖書館, 閱覽室, 文庫…
in Russian библиотека…
in Polish biblioteka…
in Vietnamese thư viện…
in Spanish biblioteca…
in Portuguese biblioteca…
in Thai ห้องสมุด…
in German die Bücherei…
in Catalan biblioteca…
in Japanese 図書館…
in Indonesian perpustakaan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 图书馆, 阅览室, 文库…
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