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arena

1. An acting space of any shape surrounded by seats.
2. A type of theater not having a proscenium, the spectators” seats, rising in tiers, wholly surrounding the stage.
3. The sanded central area in a Roman amphitheater or circus, surrounded by the seats.
4. Any building, indoor or outdoor, for sports events, etc.
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