What does Museum mean?

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myuˈzi əmMu·se·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. museumnoun

    a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

Wiktionary

  1. museumnoun

    A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Museumnoun

    a repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art

    Etymology: [L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. , fr. a Muse.]

Freebase

  1. Museum

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Museum

    mū-zē′um, n. a collection of natural, scientific, or other curiosities, or of works of art.—ns. Museol′ogy, the science of arranging—Museog′raphy, of describing, museums. [L.,—Gr. mouseion; cf. Muse.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Museum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1490

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Museum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4120

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Museum' in Nouns Frequency: #580

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Museum in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Museum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Museum in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Funiciello:

    It will include the fascist period, and will be the first such center and museum in Italy to examine the history of fascism, but it will also include the years before and after the regime.

  2. Rafic Chlala:

    Sursock museum is a part of Lebanon’s modern history, a history that the war of 1975 tried to erase, but this museum resisted and stayed a cultural landmark in Lebanon.

  3. Christopher Bedford:

    I would say the 2020 Vision is just an extension of a code of ethics that has been deeply embedded within The Baltimore Museum of Art, building a permanent collection is building a story for all time.

  4. Jose Manuel Barroso:

    We didn't want people in Portugal, in Greece to suffer. But we were close to the abyss, if we, in Europe, want to keep our social welfare model then we must stick with budget consolidation. We don't want Europe to turn into just a museum for tourists to visit.

  5. Margie Lenau:

    If someone is traveling in a location that has a zoo or another museum, etc. then why not open their eyes to it ? Sometimes travelers just need a down day or relax, play at the park or do something easy going like a museum or perhaps adding a water park day to break it up. i see families very interested in nature, including animals.

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