n. pl. caf·e·to·ri·ums or caf·e·to·ri·a (-tôr′ē-ə)
A large room, usually in an educational institution, that serves both as a cafeteria and as an auditorium.

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a room, usually in a school or other educational institution, which serves both as a cafeteria and an auditorium
[C20: blend of café + auditorium]
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(ˌkæf ɪˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-)

a large room, esp. in a school, that functions both as a cafeteria and an auditorium.
[1950–55; b. cafeteria and auditorium]
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