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Noun: observatory  ub'zur-vu,to-ree [N. Amer], ub'zur-vu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
  2. A structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    - lookout, observation tower, lookout station

Derived forms: observatories

Type of: building, construction, edifice, structure

Encyclopedia: Observatory, Gauteng