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also ath·e·ne·um  (ăth′ə-nē′əm)
1. An institution, such as a literary club or scientific academy, for the promotion of learning.
2. A place, such as a library, where printed materials are available for reading.

[Late Latin Athēnaeum, a Roman school, after Greek Athēnaion, the temple of Athena, from Athēna, Athena.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atheneum - a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learningatheneum - a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
gild, guild, social club, society, club, lodge, order - a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"
2.atheneum - a place where reading materials are availableatheneum - a place where reading materials are available
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
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