gymnasium

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dʒɪmˈneɪziəm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dʒɪmˈneɪziəm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(jim nāzē əm for 1; gimnäzēəm for 2)


Inflections of 'gymnasium' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
gymnasiums
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
gymnasia
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
gymnasium
Gymnasium is a formal word for a building or large room used for physical exercise, with equipment such as bars, mats, and ropes in it. In normal spoken and written English, it is more usual to say gym.
I go to the gym twice a week.
Be careful
Don't use gymnasium to refer to a British or American school for older pupils. In Britain, the general term for this kind of school is secondary school.
Be careful
In America, it is high school.
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