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(Architecture) a variant spelling of coliseum
(Named Buildings) an amphitheatre in Rome built about 75–80 ad
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Col•os•se•um(ˌkɒl əˈsi əm)
1. an ancient amphitheater in Rome, begun A.D. c70 by Vespasian, having the form of an oval 617 by 512 ft. (188 by 156 m).
2. (l.c.) coliseum.
[< Latin, n. use of neuter of colossēus gigantic < Greek kolossiaîos, derivative of kolossós colossus]
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|Noun||1.||Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80|
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n → Kolosseum nt
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