observatory

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English[edit]

An observatory

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French observatoire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əbˈzəɹvətɔɹi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈzəːvət(ə)ɹi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

observatory (plural observatories)

  1. A place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope; also place for observing meteorological or other natural phenomena.
  2. A lookout (vantage point with a view of the surrounding area)

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