Definition of Museum

1. Noun. A depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value.

Generic synonyms: Deposit, Depositary, Depository, Repository
Specialized synonyms: Hagia Sofia, Hagia Sophia, Santa Sofia, Santa Sophia, Louvre, Louvre Museum
Specialized synonyms: Science Museum



Definition of Museum

1. n. A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art.

Definition of Museum

1. Noun. A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Museum

1. a place where objects of lasting interest or value are cared for and exhibited [n -S]

Medical Definition of Museum

1. A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art. Museum beetle, Museum pest. See Anthrenus. Origin: L, a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr, fr. A Muse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Museum

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museologies
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museum (current term)
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Literary usage of Museum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"[Since the founding in Florence by Cosmo de'Medici, at the beginning of the sixteenth century, of the museum of the Uffizi, perhaps the oldest museum of art ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Pennsylvania museum and School of ... museum of the Universite Laval. PROVIDENCE, RI— Rhode Island School of Design. ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"The Literature of museum Management ЛУГ USEUMS are much like libraries. ... The development of museum management will probably take the same course as has ..."

4. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"An India museum ould be not only in close proximity to the ad easily available for official reference, but id be in the very centre of public life, ..."

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