Gymnasiums

Buildings designed and equipped for indoor, or, in antiquity, indoor and outdoor, sports, exercise, or physical education and training and usually including changing rooms and bath or shower facilites; in ancient Greece, often combined with educational facilities; generally larger than "palaestrae.".

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gymnasiums American English
gymnasium American English
gyms American English
gymnasia British English
sportzalen Dutch
sportzaal Dutch
gymnastiekzaal Dutch
gymnastiekzalen Dutch
gimnasios Spanish
gimnasio Spanish

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Buildings designed and equipped for indoor, or, in antiquity, indoor and outdoor, sports, exercise, or physical education and training and usually including changing rooms and bath or shower facilites; in ancient Greece, often combined with educational facilities; generally larger than "palaestrae."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007297. The J. Paul Getty Trust.