Definition of 'observatory'
Example sentences containing 'observatory'
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Modern archaeologists are divided on whether it was a burial ground, an astronomical observatory or a place for healing the sick. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is also a chance to use the observatory's powerful telescopes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The observatory has two telescopes to detect microwave and infra-red light. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And there are plans for an outdoor theatre, an equestrian centre, an astronomical observatory and a pub. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'observatory'
British English: observatory /əbˈzɜːvətərɪ; -trɪ/ NOUN
An observatory is a building with a large telescope from which scientists study the stars and planets.
- American English: observatory
- Arabic: مِرْقَبٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: observatório
- Chinese: 天文台
- Croatian: opservatorij
- Czech: observatoř
- Danish: observatorium
- Dutch: observatorium
- European Spanish: observatorio
- Finnish: observatorio
- French: observatoire
- German: Observatorium
- Greek: αστεροσκοπείο
- Italian: osservatorio
- Japanese: 観測所
- Korean: 관측소
- Norwegian: observatorium
- Polish: obserwatorium
- European Portuguese: observatório
- Romanian: observator
- Russian: обсерватория
- Spanish: observatorio
- Swedish: observatorium
- Thai: หอสังเกตการณ์
- Turkish: gözlemevi
- Ukrainian: обсерваторія
- Vietnamese: đài thiên văn
Definition of observatory from the Collins English Dictionary
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