Definition of Observatory in English :

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Observatory meaning in English

Meaning of Observatory in English

Pronunciation of Observatory in English

Observatory pronunciation in English

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1. observatory

a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena

2. lookout, lookout station, observation tower, observatory

a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings

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noun plural -ries
an institution or building specially designed and equipped for observing meteorological and astronomical phenomena
any building or structure providing an extensive view of its surroundings

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nounWord forms: plural obˈservaˌtories
a building equipped for scientific observation, esp. such a building with a large telescope for astronomical research
an institution for such research
any building or place providing an extensive view of the surrounding terrain

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see synonyms of observatory
n. pl. ob·ser·va·to·ries
1. A building, place, or institution designed and equipped for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena.
2. A structure overlooking an extensive view.

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