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also car·rell  (kăr′əl)
A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.

[Middle English carole, round dance ring, circle, stall for study; see carol.]
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(ˈkærəl) or


(Library Science & Bibliography) a small individual study room or private desk, often in a library, where a student or researcher can work undisturbed
[C16: a variant of carol]


(kəˈrɛl; ˈkærəl; French karɛl)
(Biography) Alexis (əˈlɛksɪs; French alɛksi). 1873–1944, French surgeon and biologist, active in the US (1905–39): developed a method of suturing blood vessels, making the transplantation of arteries and organs possible: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1912
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or car•rell

(ˈkær əl)

a cubicle or desk partitioned off for private study in a library.
[1585–95; variant of Middle English carole carol]


(kəˈrɛl, ˈkær əl)

Alexis, 1873–1944, French biologist, in U.S. 1905–39: Nobel prize 1912.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrel - French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)Carrel - French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
2.carrel - small individual study area in a library
alcove, bay - a small recess opening off a larger room
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
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carrell [ˈkærəl] N (in library) (= desk) → mesa f de estudio; (= room) → sala f de estudio
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n (in library etc) → Arbeitsnische f, → Arbeitsplatz m
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Study carrels are usually found in enterprise offices, education organizations, and residential dwellings.
Summary: Study carrels are usually found in enterprise offices, education organizations, and residential dwellings.
The extended facilities in the library include a research repository, research lounge, PhD computer lab, ten study carrels and a discussion-hall with capacity of 100 students.
The funding would cover purchase of cutting-edge technology in laptops, desktop computers, laser printers, interactive projectors, and TV screens besides overall renovation and furnishings comprising electrical sliding doors, windows, carpeting, study carrels, and discussion tables, among others.
The library, spread over 785 sq m in Knowledge Village, has added 10 new study carrels, extra tables in the quiet area, new laptops and desktop computers.
The floor now houses the library's nonfiction collection, study carrels and meeting rooms.
There were 60 ranges of stacks consisting of 21,708 linear feet of bound journals, as well as 24 individual study-rooms, 4 group study carrels, and 2 conference rooms.
Cushing Academy in Ashburnham is taking a bold leap into the digital future by giving away the bulk of its 20,000-volume library and replacing the volumes with flat-screen TVs for data display, laptop-friendly carrels, 18 electronic book readers, and a $12,000 cappuccino machine.
A long gallery overlooks the spacious reading room and researchers' carrels. Sculptured parapets, stairs, and a bowed soffit contribute to an organic flow of space and a dynamic sense of movement.
In the law library, water leaked onto some carrels, but missed the books.
Many people seemed reluctant to do this.The change in use and attitude was partially attributable to our young users, who during last year's study vacation were purchasing chocolate drinks and bringing them to their study carrels and tables.