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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.]
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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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The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting 'Vase with Poppies' has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam as having been painted by the Dutch artist in 1886, just after he moved to Paris.
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The couple tied the knot at the Atheneum in Church Alley with men in full Scottish attire for the occasion.
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Canadian literary critic Frye (1912-91) published his volume of four essays in 1957, but this edition draws mainly on paper editions published by Atheneum in 1965 and Princeton University Press in 1971, which incorporate a few corrections.
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