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dormitory

1. US a building, esp at a college or camp, providing living and sleeping accommodation
2. Brit denoting or relating to an area from which most of the residents commute to work (esp in the phrase dormitory suburb)

Dormitory

A multiple-occupancy building which contains a series of sleeping rooms, bathrooms, and common areas.

dormitory

A place, building, or room to sleep in.
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There is no dormitories in Batken; students have to rent apartments there.
Speaking at a news conference after the Cabinet meeting in Ankara, Arync lamented the lack of dormitories for university students and said the prime minister had ordered the relevant authorities to increase the number of dormitories to address the needs of universities.
The only drawback is the fact that they are dormitories, but there were only two girls staying last night.
A continuing challenge for prison officials operating 19th century prisons with dormitories is the housing of maximum-security inmates.
2l00, the College Fire Prevention Act, which seeks to require that all university housing and dormitories be equipped with automatic fire sprinkler systems.
The cult's investment paid off with expedited access to office buildings, dormitories, and other facilities throughout Russia.
In addition, personal interaction between the staff officers and the inmates, combined with direct visual control of the dormitories, creates a sense of openness that helps to ensure a violence-free atmosphere.
Bond proceeds will be used to fund new dormitories and renovations to existing dormitories.
125 Unit Girls Dormitories for JNV, Karimnagar (AP)
Speaking at a news conference after the Cabinet meeting in Ankara, Aryync lamented the lack of dormitories for university students and said the prime minister had ordered the relevant authorities to increase the number of dormitories to address the needs of universities.
I am particularly excited about the independent living apartments included in our new dormitories," said Melody Lindsey, the center's director.
Westwood Lodge, a substantial building adjacent to the new stable block, has plenty of room and the accommodation is reasonable, but would be much better if the dormitories were converted into proper single or double rooms.