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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large room, usually in an educational institution, that serves both as a cafeteria and as an auditorium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large room, usually in a school, used as both a cafeteria and an auditorium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large room within a building, especially a school, which functions as both a cafeteria and an auditorium.

Etymologies

cafe(teria) + (audi)torium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originated 1950–55, cafe(teria) + (audi)torium. (Wiktionary)

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