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Definition 1: a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena - [noun denoting artifact]

(observatory is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 2: a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for observatory in the sense of this definition

(observatory is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of observatory ) lookout consisting of a dome-shaped observatory

(... is a kind of observatory ) a lookout atop a coastal house

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