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amphitheatre, US amphitheater /ˈæmfɪˌθɪətə/ n
  1. a building, usually circular or oval, in which tiers of seats rise from a central open arena, as in those of ancient Rome
  2. a place where contests are held; arena
  3. any level circular area of ground surrounded by higher ground
  4. the first tier of seats in the gallery of a theatre
  5. any similarly designated seating area in a theatre
  6. a lecture room in which seats are tiered away from a central area

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