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coliseum

coliseum


col·i·se·um also col·os·se·um  (kl-sm)
n.
A large amphitheater for public sports events, entertainment, or assemblies.

[Medieval Latin Colisum, an amphitheater in Rome, Italy, variant of Latin Colossum, from neuter of colossus, gigantic, from colossus, huge statue; see colossus.]


coliseum  /klsim/  n. a large round or oval building with seats that rise gradually away from the open area in the center, used for holding sports events or other exhibitions: We saw a basketball game at the coliseum last night. coliseum

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