Meaning of “classroom” in the English Dictionary

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"classroom" in British English

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classroomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɑːs.ruːm/ /ˈklɑːs.rʊm/ us /ˈklæs.ruːm/ /ˈklæs.rʊm/

A1 a room in a school or college where groups of students are taught

in the classroom

being taught by a teacher:

Students learning computer studies spend two days each week in a computer lab and four days in the classroom.

teaching classes of students in school or college:

There are also no promotions within the school, so that teachers remain in the classroom throughout their careers.

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  • I don't think another desk will fit into this classroom.
  • There was so much noise in the classroom that I could hardly hear myself think.
  • The children's work has been mounted on cards and put up on the walls of the classroom.
  • Students are expected to be quiet and obedient in the classroom.
  • The children put up posters on the classroom walls.
  • The classroom presented a cheerful busy atmosphere to the visitors .

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

"classroom" in American English

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classroomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈklæsˌrum, -ˌrʊm/

a room where groups of students are taught

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