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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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dormitorydor‧mi‧to‧ry /ˈdɔːmətəri $ ˈdɔːrmətɔːri/ noun (plural dormitories) [countable]  1 SES especially British English a large room for several people to sleep in, for example in a boarding school or hostel2 American EnglishSEC a large building at a college or university where students live syn hall of residence British English
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dormitoryThe ballroom became a dormitory and two thousand servicemen passed through.Like most of the rest of the south east, it's now a satellite commuter dormitory of London.Female students under twenty-one were required to live in dormitories or approved residences.I met Joe downstairs in my dormitory a half hour before we were due at the courthouse.My dormitory leader presses me to answer.The second riot began just after 6 p.m. at a medium security dormitory.Their sordid dormitory was attacked by hooligans.Do you think you could go upstairs and be with the boys in the dormitory?The dormitory is new; it has barely been completed in time for the beginning of the semester.
From Longman Business Dictionarydormitorydor‧mi‧to‧ry /ˈdɔːmətəriˈdɔːrmətɔːri/ noun (plural dormitories) [countable] British EnglishPROPERTY an area just outside a large town where many of the people working in the town liveThe development could reduce it to just another dormitory for Bristol.adormitory suburb of Lyons
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