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Lecture Hall

What does the academic term Lecture Hall mean in higher education?

Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall definition

Short Definition

Lecture Hall is a large classroom designed for lectures and presentations.

In-depth Overview

Lecture Hall

Long definition: A lecture hall is a large classroom or auditorium designed to accommodate a significant number of students or attendees for educational lectures, presentations and academic gatherings. Lecture halls are commonly equipped with seating, writing surfaces, audio-visual equipment and a podium for the lecturer. They are a fundamental part of higher education institutions and serve as venues for lectures, seminars and other academic events.

Etymology: The term "lecture hall" combines "lecture", which has Latin origins as mentioned in the previous definition and "hall", which refers to a large, typically enclosed space within a building.

Synonyms or related academic terms: Auditorium, Lecture Theater, Classroom, Seminar Room.

Examples of Use:

  • The physics lecture was held in the largest lecture hall on campus.
  • Students gathered in the lecture hall to listen to the guest speaker's presentation on climate change.
  • The university invested in upgrading the audiovisual facilities in its lecture halls to enhance the learning experience.

Spanish: Aula Magna
French: Amphithéâtre
German: Hörsaal
Italian: Aula di Lezione
Portuguese: Auditório
Japanese: 講堂 (Kōdō)
Chinese (Simplified): 大讲堂 (Dà Jiǎngtáng)
Hindi: व्याख्यान हॉल (Vyākhyān Hōl)

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Lecture Hall

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Miscellaneous higher education terms > University facilities

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