n. pl. gym·na·si·ums or gym·na·si·a (-zē-ə)
1. A room or building equipped for indoor sports.
2. (gĭm-näzē-m′) An academic high school in some central European countries, especially Germany, that prepares students for the university.
[Latin, school, from Greek gumnasion, from gumnazein, to exercise naked, from gumnos, naked; see nogw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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