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observatory

ob·serv·a·tory

observatory

 
pronunciation:
b zuhr v to ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: observatories
definition: a building that has equipment for studying the sun, moon, planets, and stars.
 
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  building, outer space, space
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The word observatory contains the following part:
-atory1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means place associated with
synonyms:
-arium, -orium, -ary2