Definitions for Museummyuˈzi əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed.
Origin of museum:
1605–15; < L mūsēum place sacred to the Muses, building devoted to learning or the arts < Gk Mouseîon=Moûs(a)Muse+-eion suffix of place
a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a building where people can go to see art, cultural, or historical items displayed
the Museum of Fine Art; a museum of natural history
A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.
a repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art
A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. The continuing acceleration in the digitization of information, combined with the increasing capacity of digital information storage, is causing the traditional model of museums to expand to include virtual exhibits and high-resolution images of their collections for perusal, study, and exploration from any place with Internet. The city with the largest number of museums is Mexico City with over 128 museums. According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Museum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1490
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Museum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4120
Rank popularity for the word 'Museum' in Nouns Frequency: #580
Translations for Museum
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a place where collections of things of artistic, scientific or historic interest are set out for display.
- museuPortuguese (BR)
- das MuseumGerman
- 博物館Chinese (Trad.)
- عجائب خانہUrdu
- bảo tàngVietnamese
- 博物馆Chinese (Simp.)
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