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A room used for informal gatherings and relaxation, as in a residential institution or a department in a university.
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(Education) chiefly Brit a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc, for the relaxation of students or staff
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a room or lounge for informal use by all, esp. in a college.
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|Noun||1.||common room - a sitting room (usually at school or university)|
front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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