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anteroom

a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room
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anteroom

A room adjacent to a larger, more important one; frequently used as a waiting area.
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"We've spent too long as a nation in the anterooms of history.
Everyone waited for Rifleman Procter, but the modest hero had crept into the building long before time and waited in one of the anterooms for the ceremony to begin.
The premise has been decked up with five anterooms where sub- groups will carry out the discussions.
There are also two anterooms with windows looking out onto the lake.
Instead he provides contiguous, continual spaces, rooms anterooms, and terraces linked by stairs of varying orientation, scale and enclosure.
Thus, with over-cooling-Plus-reheat dehumidification of freezer anterooms being customary textbook-wise where latent-heat ratio (LHR) of room load exceeds LHR of the evaporator-unit selection (i.e., where sensible-heat ratio [SHR] of room load is less than SHR of the air-cooling process), gas-heat-reactivated desiccant dehumidification was contrasted, in discourse-style at the seminar, against the textbook solution and against employment of a freezer vestibule in each case.
Her shots of dioramas, storage areas, and anterooms, of conservation studios, vitrines, shelves, and index cards, of crates and plinths, tables and technical equipment create a panopticon of objects from the most diverse cultures; above all, though, they produce a new vantage point for how we view the other.

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