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Lyceum

[ly-SEE-əm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, late 16th century

1.

The garden at Athens in which Aristotle taught philosophy.

2.

(U.S. archaic) A literary institution, lecture hall, or teaching place.

Examples of Lyceum in a sentence

"Sandra found she really learned the most from the lyceum lectures."

"Rick preferred the lyceum structure over online classes. "

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About Lyceum

This word came about via Latin from the Greek “Lukeion,” the neuter of “Lukeios.”

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A number of literary societies in late 18th-century France and early 19th-century England named their literary societies lyceums as a nod to their place in academia during ancient times.

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