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kindergarten


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kindergarten  \Kin"der*gar`ten\,  n.  [G.,  lit.,  children's  garden; 
  kinder  (pl.  of  kind  child,  akin  to  E.  kin  kindred)  +  garten 
  garden.] 
  A  school  for  young  children,  conducted  on  the  theory  that 
  education  should  be  begun  by  gratifying  and  cultivating  the 
  normal  aptitude  for  exercise,  play,  observation,  imitation, 
  and  construction;  --  a  name  given  by  Friedrich  Froebel,  a 
  German  educator,  who  introduced  this  method  of  training,  in 
  rooms  opening  on  a  garden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kindergarten 
  n  :  a  preschool  for  children  age  4  to  6  to  prepare  them  for 
  primary  school 




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