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  1. am·phi·the·a·ter
    IPA[ˈamfəˌTHēədər]
  2. noun

    • 1. (especially in Greek and Roman architecture) an open circular or oval building with a central space surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, for the presentation of dramatic or sporting events:

      the opera was performed in the Roman amphitheater
    • 2. a sloping, semicircular seating gallery:

      I was permitted to attend a lecture in the amphitheater of the hospital
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: amphitheatre, plural noun: amphitheatres

    • noun

      (especially in Greek and Roman architecture) an open circular or oval building with a central space surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, for the presentation of dramatic or sporting events:

      a semicircular seating gallery in a theatre:

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