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An observatory

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French observatoire.

PronunciationEdit

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

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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