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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.]


(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


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.
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


carrell [ˈkærəl] N (in library) (= desk) → mesa f de estudio; (= room) → sala f de estudio


n (in library etc) → Arbeitsnische f, → Arbeitsplatz m
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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.
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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.
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