Definition of gymnasium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gymnasium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dʒɪmˈneɪziəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪmˈneɪziəm//
 
(pl. gymnasiums, gymnasia
BrE BrE//dʒɪmˈneɪziə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪmˈneɪziə//
 
)
(formal)= gym (1)
 
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Word Origin late 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek gumnasion, from gumnazein ‘exercise naked’, from gumnos ‘naked’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gymnasium

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