Gymnasium

Gym*na"si*um

(jm*n"z*m or jm*n"zh*m; 277) n.;
pl. E. Gymnasiums (jm*n"z*mz), L. Gymnasia (jm*n"z*).
[L., fr. Gr. gymna`sion, fr. gymna`zein to exercise (naked), fr. gymo`s naked.] 1. A place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics.
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2. A school for the higher branches of literature and science; a preparatory school for the university; -- used esp. of German schools of this kind.
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More like ordinary schools of gymnasia than universities.
Hallam.
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